Cleveland Browns draft profile: Kentrell Brothers
By Thomas Moore
Kentrell Brothers Profile
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height/Weight: 6-foot-0, 245 pounds
2015 – 152 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions
2014 – 121 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack
2013 – 70 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 interceptions
2012 – 14 tackles
2016 NFL Draft Range: Late 2nd to 3rd Round
Kentrell Brothers showed the type of progression NFL teams like to see from a four-year player. From appearing in only seven games as a freshman, he grew into a player that, as a senior, led the nation in tackles per game (12.7) and posted more tackles for loss than his sophomore and junior seasons combined. His 273 tackles over the past two seasons were more than any other college player.
Brothers played wide receiver and on the defensive line in high school, so it took him a little bit of time to make the transition to linebacker once he joined the Tigers. But he entered the starting lineup as a sophomore due to a combination of skill and hard work, according to Missouri assistant coach Josh Henson, who told The Oklahoman that he has only worked with a few players who are as dedicated to film study as Brothers.
That is a trait that should be appealing to a Browns team that has dealt with its share of disinterested players in recent years.
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