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Safety Wise who should the Colts draft Brooks or Loston?

Posted by Mighty_Pitbull, 27 March 2014 · 1590 views

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  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 198 lbs.
  • Arm Length: 31"
  • Hands: 9"
Combine Results
  • 40 yard dash: 4.42 sec
  • bench press 225lbs: 10 reps
  • vertical jump: 38.0 inches
  • broad jump: 119.0 inches
  • 3 cone drill: 7.35 sec.



2013: Second-team All-ACC selection. Played and started in 13 games, missing one game due to concussion. 2012: Started all 14 games. 2011: Played 12 games. Made an interception in the end zone to clinch a bowl game win over Notre Dame. 2010: Played in 10 games, mostly on special teams.

Fluid and flexible. Pedals and transitions smoothly. Good play speed and range. 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. Confident and energetic. Tough and durable. Profiles as a core special-teams player. Solid personal and football character.

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. Could stand to add some body armor and get stronger.


Rounds 4-5

Lean, athletic, long-limbed hybrid safety with an appealing combination of fluidity, range and physicality. Versatile defender who can be deployed over the top as a “robber” or in the box. Has starter-caliber ability if he if he’s able to shore up his tackling and become a more productive on-the-ball defender, but at worst should be a solid backup and core special-teams player.

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  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 217 lbs.
  • Arm Length:30 3/4"
  • Hands: 9 3/4"
Combine Results
  • 40 yard dash: 4.65 SEC
  • Bench Press 225lbs.:12 REPS
  • Vertical Jump: 32.5 INCH
  • Broad Jump: 119.0 INCH
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.15 SEC

2013: Honorable mention All-SEC pick after playing and starting in 10 games. Had an interception in bowl game against Iowa. 2012: Played in and started 12 games. 2011: Played in 10 games with no starts. 2010: Played in all 13 games with two starts. 2009: Played in two games on special teams before suffering a wrist injury. Received a medical redshirt. High school: Was the No. 1-ranked safety by Rivals.com. Was a first-team all-state pick while playing defensive back and wide receiver.



Very well-distributed weight -- packs it well. Good eyes and anticipation. Is aggressive playing the ball in front of him in zone coverage and buzzes quickly to the flat. Good route recognition. Can carry receivers deep and match up with tight ends in man coverage. Steps downhill and can secure open-field tackles. Is tough, sacrifices his body and will deliver some jarring hits. Helps line up the defense and make adjustments. Is noticeably the vocal leader of the secondary (very animated communicator). Versatile with good interchangeability. Gunner and jammer on special teams. Has NFL pedigree. Smart, hardworking and accountable. Very good football intelligence.


Has short arms. Shows some hip tightness that restricts transitional quickness. Tends to rise in his pedal. Gives up separation in man coverage vs. receivers. Will seek the kill shot and can be overaggressive running the alley supporting the run. Can do a better job of driving through contact (not lunging and leaving his feet). Has a spotted injury history and has regularly missed time most years (though he is quick to rehabilitate).


Rounds 2-3


A big, hard-hitting, vocal secondary leader who showed better as a junior lining up along a more talented secondary next to Eric Reid than he did as a senior. However, still possesses starter-caliber traits as an interchangeable safety most ideally suited playing in the box.

we have an "in the box" S already, in LaRon Landry. I like Brooks in this one better.  He'd also be good value if we'd get him in 5th.

I would say Deone Bucannon 

If the Colts can STEAL Brooks in the 4th that's exactly what it would be, a steal! As good as the FSU defense was, he was the 1 player they couldn't afford to lose.

Easy, easy call.  Brooks all the way.  I think the projections are backwards, though.  Brooks in the second (or very early third).  Loston in the 4th.

Brooks is free safety expected to go 2-3 and Loston is a strong safety expected to go in the 4.  I like either if they are still around, look out for Ed Reynolds.  Pep has Stanford ties and if he is the BPA at the position they may go for him.....He is ranked 4th among free safeties available.

Loston limits the D the moment he steps on the field with his lack of speed.

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