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Schefter: McDougle Traded to Eagles for S Terrence Brooks

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A trade of 3rd round picks...

 

DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"Terrific pick right here. Brooks can run from the free safety position. He can blitz. He can play the center-field spot for you." -- Charles Davis

OVERVIEW

Was a two-way player as a Florida prep, playing cornerback, wide receiver and running back. Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman 2010, recording two tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions as a backup cornerback and special-teams player. Did not play in four games (coach's decision). Served as FSU's dime defender in '11, recording 17-5-1 with one-half tackle for loss in 11 games. Recorded his first career interception against Notre Dame, picking off a pass in the end zone to clinch the Champs Sports Bowl. Missed two contests (coach's decision). After spending two years in a reserve role, he started all 14 games at free safety in '12 and had 51-4-2 with one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. Started 13 games for the '13 national champions (five at free safety, eight at strong safety), registering 56-5-2 with eight tackles for loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. Missed the Wake Forest game because of a concussion and left the Miami game at halftime for the same reason.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS

 Fluid and flexible. Pedals and transitions smoothly. Has cornerback speed -- plays fast and covers ground. Has a 38-inch vertical jump. Patrols zones with awareness and anticipation to react to threats. Keys quickly, trusts his eyes and does not hesitate. Aggressive in run support -- swoops down with urgency, runs the alley and plays with abandon. Dependable makeup -- solid character. Tough and durable. Has ability and mentality to contribute on special teams.

WEAKNESSES

 Could stand to bulk up and get stronger. Inconsistent tackler -- arrives out of control, does not always see what he hits and will miss some tackles seeking the knockout blow. Is built like a cornerback, sustained a concussion as a senior and durability could be an issue given his aggressive playing style. Minimal production on the ball -- was not a playmaker. Has average hands and leaves some INTs on the field. Poor short-shuttle time (7.35 seconds) at the combine.

DRAFT PROJECTION

 Rounds 3-4

BOTTOM LINE

 Lean, athletic, confident, competitive hybrid safety who should be a solid backup and core special-teams player at a minimum given his combination of fluidity, range and physicality. Has starter-caliber ability if he can improve his ball skills, and offers versatility as a "robber" or box defender.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/terrence-brooks?id=2543712

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Seems to make sense now..

BOTTOM LINE

Lean, athletic, confident, competitive hybrid safety who should be a solid backup and core special-teams player at a minimum given his combination of fluidity, range and physicality. Has starter-caliber ability if he can improve his ball skills, and offers versatility as a "robber" or box defender.

Disguising Robber Technique

Against the St. Louis Rams, the Arizona Cardinals deploy their 3-3-5 package in the game, and blitz, sending six defenders after Nick Foles. Safety Deone Bucannon (#20) drops off the line of scrimmage into a robber position, while the other defenders play man coverage across the board:

 

http://insidethepylon.com/football-101/glossary-football-101/2015/10/20/itp-glossary-robber-technique/

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6 minutes ago, Obrien2Toon said:

Why trade him?

Finally showing something

Because we needed depth at Safety.  I love the two starters from this years draft, but after them all you had was Miles.

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4 minutes ago, Lith said:

Has the nature /extend of R Miles injury been reported anywhere?  

Only the Jets could draft Safeties in the first 2 round and then still need to trade for 1.

eye laceration and hasn't practiced in over a week.

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I was not a fan of the pick originally but I was looking forward to finally seeing a healthy McDougle play in the regular season after his good camp. 

I expect this is part of our FO's genius master plan.

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