The Senior Bowl practices have given us a better look at several prospects and these three names should be on the Cleveland Browns radar
This week in Mobile, Alabama, the Reese’s Senior Bowl practices took place. While it might not draw a lot of viewers, the Senior Bowl is a great opportunity for prospects to show off their skills while working with NFL coaches.
The Cleveland Browns sent offensive quality control coach Ashton Grant and 2022 Bill Willis Diversity Coaching Fellow Israel Woolfork to the event. While they were coaching offensive players, Cleveland should be giving extra attention to the defensive side of the ball.
With that being said, we look at three defensive tackles that stood out during the three practices and should be on the Browns radar.
3 Senior Bowl DT standouts the Cleveland Browns should target
3. Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green
Players who can make the biggest leap at the Senior Bowl are the ones who didn’t spend Saturday in the spotlight. That’s the case for Karl Brooks, a fifth-year senior from Bowling Green.
Brooks was solid for the Falcons and finished with 18 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks in 2022, which is impressive when playing an interior position for most of his snaps. He did line up on the edge at times but coming into the week at 303 pounds means his future is in the middle.
Still, the biggest question mark was how he would hold up against elite talent, and in Mobile, he showed he can do this just fine. He showed a quick burst off the line and has powerful hands. What’s most impressive though was his bull rush, which constantly pushed his man back.
Brooks might not be an instant starter but he’s proving to be worth a flier should he be around during day three.