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Pro Comparison: Grady Jarrett

Strengths:

Super-quick, pass-rushing specialist inside. Plays half a man as well as any interior rusher in this class. Uses nasty swipe at the outset of his rush often and has high-level burst/flexibility to squeeze through gaps. Lateral quicks are impressive too. Flashes of big-time power that's usually the result of him shocking the OL with his speed off the ball. Hinders his upside. Serious penetrator with above-average to awesome pass-rush moves.

Weaknesses:

Often his rushes are too lateral off the snap, so he simply takes too long to get to the quarterback. Older prospect already 23.

Accolades:

2021: All-AAC first team

2021: Team-high 12.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks

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Why is everyone saying he is really small? 6'2 285, that isn't super small... ? Not even im comparison to most DT's. He will  obviously not be playing in Grove's spot, this is obviously an inside/outside guy that will most likely take a year or two to develop. I'm completely fine with drafting depth instead of signing it. 

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2 minutes ago, AustinnKaine said:

Why is everyone saying he is really small? 6'2 285, that isn't super small... ? Not even im comparison to most DT's. He will  obviously not be playing in Grove's spot, this is obviously an inside/outside guy that will most likely take a year or two to develop. I'm completely fine with drafting depth instead of signing it. 


Excellent points. Looks like he packs a punch as well! If he finds a niche as a situational role player/depth, that is a win. 

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More data on Curtis Brooks (DT, Cincinnati) from PFF Pass Rush Win Rate: 19.3% (best in class) Run Defense Stop Rate: 13.1% (best) Pass Rush grade: 90.4 (best) True Pass Set grade: 92.3 (best) True Pass Set win rate: 37%!! (best) Run Defense grade: 69.9

 

 

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1 minute ago, Fluke_33 said:

I’m 6’2 and 225 and thought I was fat so this is all really good news for me

You're not fat. I'm 5'8 and 190 right now. I'm fat and need to lose 20 pounds. I had to force myself to stop eating so much pizza. Used to eat it 3 times a week. I'm down 5 pounds and hoping to lose 20 more with better eating!

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1 minute ago, Jared Cisneros said:

You're not fat. I'm 5'8 and 190 right now. I'm fat and need to lose 20 pounds. I had to force myself to stop eating so much pizza. Used to eat it 3 times a week. I'm down 5 pounds and hoping to lose 20 more with better eating!

lol im eating pizza right now. my biggest vice is soda, but its funny that people are acting like a guy at 285 can't play tackle. 

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2 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

This is 100% correct. I was thinking the same thing honestly.

Sorry I snapped at you about the Ogletree pick…..I’d read about him as the top small school TE and I tend to root for those guys and A LOT of them were picked this year, including two by us!

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OCT 25 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Curtis Brooks, Gr., DT, Cincinnati,...Had a career-high 10 tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss in a 27-20 win at Navy. - American Athletic Conference Football
 

curtis brooks Three consecutive plays now.1. Recognizes screen and gets into the lane of the RB.2. Has to long arm and pushes the C into the QB.3. Shows power & quickness. He disengages as well as

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Would it really be that hard for him to gain weight'? I don't think so.

 

But so what if he is a rush DT? Guy taken in a late round that can rush from the interior? Sounds fine to me. If he develops in the run game that's just extra. 

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I like both of these DT.  Not too concerned about the weight if this is an attacking front now.

Im assuming we are doing more gap shooting and what not like we used to do under Dungy. 

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1 minute ago, Scott Pennock said:

Sorry I snapped at you about the Ogletree pick…..I’d read about him as the top small school TE and I tend to root for those guys and A LOT of them were picked this year, including two by us!

You're good. I didn't think he was a bad player, I was more frustrated by the position. I hope he works out well for us.

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33 minutes ago, AustinnKaine said:

Why is everyone saying he is really small? 6'2 285, that isn't super small... ? Not even im comparison to most DT's. He will  obviously not be playing in Grove's spot, this is obviously an inside/outside guy that will most likely take a year or two to develop. I'm completely fine with drafting depth instead of signing it. 

 

I think Brooks is on the smaller side of typical DTs. Even if you go back up to what Colt.45 posted about his RAS his height/weight are in the red.

 

But I do believe Brooks has enough size to play DT in the NFL especially when you combine that with his quickness. It's really about system and what he is asked to do. Even though their defenses are similar i'm not sure we take Brooks if Eberflus is still the DC. With Bradley though he seems like a good fit. From what players/coaches have said the line is going to be more aggressive and attacking and Brooks seems like a perfect fit for that. 

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Just now, aReggie7 said:

 

I think Brooks is on the smaller side of typical DTs. Even if you go back up to what Colt.45 posted about his RAS his height/speed is in the red.

 

But Brooks certainly has the size to play DT in the NFL especially when you combine that with his quickness. It's really about system and what he is asked to do. Even though their defenses are similar i'm not sure we take Brooks if Eberflus is still the DC. With Bradley though he seems like a good fit. From what players/coaches have said the line is going to be more aggressive and attacking and Brooks seems like a perfect fit for that. 

 

I do understand that most people want DT's over 300... All I'm saying is it's not like he's 265 and 6 foot.. he's 6'2 and a good weekend away from being 290-295... He can easily add weight, but they might not want him to. I imagine him starting out as a rush DT/DE in big packages. 

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13 minutes ago, aReggie7 said:

 

I think Brooks is on the smaller side of typical DTs. Even if you go back up to what Colt.45 posted about his RAS his height/weight are in the red.

 

But I do believe Brooks has enough size to play DT in the NFL especially when you combine that with his quickness. It's really about system and what he is asked to do. Even though their defenses are similar i'm not sure we take Brooks if Eberflus is still the DC. With Bradley though he seems like a good fit. From what players/coaches have said the line is going to be more aggressive and attacking and Brooks seems like a perfect fit for that. 

Pass rushing DT.

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Funny who SB Champ DT Aaron Donald is smaller at 6-1, 280 and nobody says he is too small.  If he player can play and makes plays, that is what counts.

 

I'm not saying Brooks is another Aaron Donald but we often get fixated on that 300 lbs DT benchmark.  Brooks could be a situational DT back-up, along with our other rookie DT draftee Eric Johnson to give our starting DT's, Buckner and Stewart a breather and the both have good speed for DT's and run, hustle, and get after the QB.  We also have prior #2 DL's; T. Lewis, Odeyingbo, and Banogu to have a nice DL rotation.  Hopefully Banogu can have a break through year but that may be a reach.

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11 minutes ago, GoColts8818 said:

Pinter is now a starter so they need some depth inside beyond just Fries.

I wouldn't be so sure of that.

 

I do project Pinter at RG, but they said best 5 on the field. Go and watch Ballards day 2 recap presser if you haven't.  That could mean Pryor at RG and the rook at LT. or pryor at LT and the rook at guard. 

(Ballard said the rookie LT does have starter talent, sounds like he's projecting him to be 1 of the 5)

 

Either way, I would be fine with pinter/fries as interior depth. 

 

But as of right now, 2 of the 3 will likely be depth between Fries, Pinter, and Pryor. 

 

edit: also we recently signed two big depth tackles before the draft.. I can imagine they do sign another G/C.

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Just now, LiveAndLetAddai said:

You always think outside of the box, I do as well...:thmup:

I was thinking he could be used at DE as well, but mainly in run situations. At least that's my personal opinion. We do face Henry 2x a year, but realistically I think he is mainly depth.  We really seemed to lack DL depth last year. Woods and Rochell were not it. 

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If he's going to be used primarily as a pass rusher, I think he's the ideal size. Why put on weight and risk losing his quickness. 

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8 hours ago, AustinnKaine said:

I wouldn't be so sure of that.

 

I do project Pinter at RG, but they said best 5 on the field. Go and watch Ballards day 2 recap presser if you haven't.  That could mean Pryor at RG and the rook at LT. or pryor at LT and the rook at guard. 

(Ballard said the rookie LT does have starter talent, sounds like he's projecting him to be 1 of the 5)

 

Either way, I would be fine with pinter/fries as interior depth. 

 

But as of right now, 2 of the 3 will likely be depth between Fries, Pinter, and Pryor. 

 

edit: also we recently signed two big depth tackles before the draft.. I can imagine they do sign another G/C.


Regarding depth….

 

To start camp, I’m expecting Pryor to be the LT and Pinter to be the RG.   I think Fries is depth.   I think Raimann is depth.   Others are depth.  
 

Are you expecting something different?  

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