Here’s how the roster looks and what the experts say about Brooks.
Jordyn Brooks is a six-foot-one, 240-pound standout that just ran the 40 in 4.54 seconds during the most recent NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. In his draft profile, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compares him to A.J. Klein. Here’s a quote.
"While his tackle production has been good in all four seasons, it’s hard not to come away from tape study feeling like his numbers should be even higher with his athletic traits and above-average instincts. Attacking blocks with better hand usage and greater physicality should allow him to eliminate some negative reps and become a more impactful player. He’s a potential future starter as an inside linebacker in even or odd fronts, but concerns with coverage duties could impact how teams see him as an every-down linebacker."
Zierlein also mentioned that Brooks had a disappointing showing versus the Oklahoma Sooners, which he did, but he still gives him a draft grade of 6.29. That means he’s right on the line between “being a good backup who could become a starter” and a refined prospect that “will be a starter within his first two seasons”.
If Philly’s interested and lands him, he could serve them well. He’d definitely upgrade the position. Currently, Philadelphia employs Nathan Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley, Alex Singleton, and the newly acquired Jatavis Brown to serve at their defense’s second level. It’s time to throw a wedge in that revolving door.
They haven’t shown any serious interest in upgrading the position and finding any long-term answers for a while, but now with Nigel Bradham gone, it may be time to invest one of those early picks in someone to relay the signals in Jim Schwartz’s scheme. Put a big checkmark by Jordyn Brooks’ name. He could be the cure for all that ails this Eagles roster.