NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko
It was reported this week that former LSU CB Ron Brooks worked out with the Patriots. Today Brooks took a break from his training schedule to talk with NEPD’s Mike Loyko.
Anyone who suited up for the LSU defense this past year received a lot of attention from NFL scouts. However, if it was possible to fly under the radar while being part of that heralded secondary, Ron Brooks did it. While Brooks wasn’t able to garner the attention or the accolades of Morris Claiborne or the “Honey Badger” he was able to contribute on the best defenses in college football and become a better football player.
Each year at LSU Brooks became a more consistant and more complete defensive back. Asked to play the important nickel back role at LSU, Brooks also saw time at each starting CB spot when other players went down.
Brooks intercepted three passes in his career, returning all three for touchdowns. He was also able to blitz off the edge and make plays in the backfield. He’s one of the more complete corners in the draft. While Brooks might have been under the radar prior to the NFL combine he is no longer. He went to Indianapolis and put on a show, running one of the fastest forty times regardless of position, a blazing 4.35. Brooks also looked fluid and natural in positional drills.
Brooks left Indianapolis with one of the most improved draft stocks out there. Since then he has drawn a lot more interest around the league, including a personal work out from the Patriots led by offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Here is the full Ron Brooks interview: