Continuing with my Q&As about the Bills newest draft picks, we meet up with Kris Brauner over at Saturday Night Slant, the LSU website for Bloguin, to talk shop about Ron Brooks. Enjoy and tell a friend.
1) What are his strengths and weaknesses?
With Ron Brooks, you get a tremendous overall athlete and cover guy. One of his biggest strengths his his versatility. At LSU, he mostly played in the "dime back" role as a junior and senior. LSU had so many good defensive backs (Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Brandon Taylor, etc) that they played in either nickel or dime over half the time, so Brooks was on the field a lot. He mostly covered inside receivers, and LSU often utilized his great speed as a blitzer. Some of his TFL and sack numbers look like that of an outside linebacker.
2010 - 33 tackles 6 TFL 2 sacks2011 - 30 tackles 6.5 TFL 3.5 sacks
He intercepted three passes over the last two seasons, all of which h...