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Steelers Worked Out Miami Ohio Guard Brandon Brooks At His Thursday Pro Day


The College Pro Days are underway now and the Pittsburgh Steelers scouts and coaches have been busy as they were spotted at the Miami-Ohio University Pro Day on Thursday and the University of Cincinnati Pro Day on Friday.

The Steelers coaches worked out Miami-Ohio guard Brandon Brooks, a non-combine invite, in the drills session of the Pro Day on Thursday, so there certainly is some interest there. Brooks even knocked over a Steelers coach, I think it was the newly hired Shaun Sarrett, during the drills portion after Brooks hit the bag with his hand punch. There was video of it up on Youtube, but it has since been removed. Brooks measured in at 6-foot-5 and weighed 346 pounds. He did 36 reps of 225 on the bench press and ran a 4.98 40 time, with a 10-yard split of 1.71 seconds. His vertical jump was 32 inches and his broad jump was 8\'9 inches. He ran a 4.52 short shuttle as well. If you check the numbers of the other offensive linemen at the combine, you will see that Brooks certainly measured up well. He will be a name to watch on draft day.

On Friday, members of the Steelers staff were reportedly in attendance to watch Bearcats running back Isaiah Pead and defensive tackle Derek Wolfe participate in position drills. The Steelers were not alone as scouts from 28 teams were in attendance. Pead and Wolfe were 2 of 17 players getting looked at on Friday and they both stood on their combine numbers. It was reported last week that Pead met with the Steelers while in Indianapolis and there is a good chance that Wolfe did as well.

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  • SteelPastor

    Do you know his arm length?

  • SteelersDepot

    32 5/8-inch arms

  • Steelpastor

    I understand that Brandon Brooks had a pretty good week at the Shrine Game. Do you have his arm length?

  • steelmann58

    Brooks would look good in a steelers uniform in round 2-3

  • Steelpastor

    I was really surprised he was not invited to the Combine… any idea why? I understand small school and all, but still. Was his technique that bad? His measurables alone should have drawn an invite. Although, this might now work to our advantage! :)

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXON22FQSDCCSA2WHZIRTHQWTU Greig

    To put Brooks combine numbers into perspective, his vertical jump was 3″ higher than Dontari Poe’s, at the same weight. Looks like this kid has some quickness, and explosion, for a big man.

  • Steelpastor

    I think I remember hearing that there has never been a player drafted before the 4th round that was NOT invited to the combine… so, maybe round 4 or 5?

  • Joe D

    He might have good combine numbers…

    But, he is tooo HEAVY in my opinion… all that weight leads to knee problems, etc
    He would have to lose at 25 lbs to be a Guard in my opinion…

  • Grw1960

    I do not the the ability to judge players and watch tape on them. I think Brooks could be drafted as high as the late 3d round. Some draft sites have Brooks listed as the 3d to 5th best OG in this draft and can’t believe he did not get a Combine invite.
    However my most trusted draft site has Brooks listed as a 4th rounder at the earliest.

  • Mjh0629

    if brooks is the man then you have to take him in 2rd. no one says hey, he would have been better in round three if he is the as good as they say he is. We say, man that guy can play. that is why we are steeler fans. if u pick massie up then your set. Gilbert,brooks, Pouncy, Colon, Massie (vice versa) for the next ten years. gotta take him. it also leaves 1 and 3 to go BPA ( I say a receiver because we are not going to sign Wallace long term), and whatever NT they have rated the higest.

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