One of the most notable combine snubs, Miami Ohio’s Brandon Brooks, took the stage on Thursday morning. According to Sports Illustrated’s Tony Pauline,
Brooks was measured at 6’5″ and weighed in at 346 pounds. He than ran an impressive 4.98 40-yard dash with a 10-yard split of 1.71 seconds.
Perhaps most impressive was Brooks’ 4.52 short-shuttle time, which was faster than any offensive lineman at the combine.
After this strong showing, Brooks should be viewed as a strong candidate to come off the board in the top 100 picks, and could potential slide into the late 2nd round. This isn’t a particularly strong class for interior lineman, and Brooks’s display of athleticism – especially considering his size – could potentially put him in the running to be the third guard off the board following David DeCastro and Cordy Glenn.