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Old 01-16-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Tell me about Jasper Brinkley

ILB, SR, South Carolina

Height: 6'2''
Weight: 275

Estimated 40 time on nfldraftcountdown.com is the same as Rey's.

Who is this guy? His purported size-speed combo makes him an awesome prospect, especially for a 3-4.

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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Jasper Brinkley(ILB-South Carolina) tipped a pass that resulted in a CJ Spillman interception, but most of the time he got washed out of the play and seemed to have trouble instinctively flowing to running plays.

http://draftguys.com/index.php/artic..._day_two_east/


Jasper Brinkley(ILB-South Carolina) again made a few impact plays - shooting the gap to blow up a run play and forcing a Chase Daniel fumble at the goal line with a crushing blow, but his natural instincts diagnosing run plays mostly took him out of the play instead into the mix.

http://draftguys.com/index.php/artic...ay_three_east/




So he sounds like a great physical specimen with **** for instincts. Sound familiar?
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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I'm not so sure that he wouldn't be worth a 3rd or 4th round pick anyway. Considering that he's playing in a defense right now that is purely straight forward without a true scheme, it would be hard for me to put too much emphasis on his performance. Look at his performance throughout the year and determine how he plays his assignments. The nice thing about a 3-4 ILB is the limited space he plays in. I would be okay entering the season with Moss/Doom at OLB, Larsen and Brinkley at ILBs, and DJ manning the other OLB spot. WWIII would offer some depth to a number of positions.

I will say that I doubt Brinkley would fit into a 4-3 too well. Too much responsibility in the middle.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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Brinkley is also a huge injury concern for teams. His play dropped off some, this year from last, although he has recovered quite well considering.
I think alot of teams will be scared off by his history. I remember he had a high ankle sprain and couldnt recover, and then he destroyed his knee, and that was it for him.
I think his injury history has to do with his size.
Hes 6'2" 270!!!! A great prospect as a ILB in the 3-4, but hes so freakin heavy for his height. I think he weighs too much, and it causes him to get injured alot. Compare his weight to say James Laurinitus 6-3 240, or Ray Lewis 6-1 250. I think he just weighs too much. He'll go in the 4th.
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I go to USC, and have watched all the games....HE WAS A MONSTER pre-Injury and towards the middle of the season was finally getting back into the groove. I think he would be a great 3-4 ILB
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:27 AM   #6
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He's not disciplined and is easily fooled is the most common complaint I see with him. He's kind of a poor man's Maualuga.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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Wow, when was the last time a linebacker weighed that much? Levon Kirkland?
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I'm not so sure that he wouldn't be worth a 3rd or 4th round pick anyway. Considering that he's playing in a defense right now that is purely straight forward without a true scheme, it would be hard for me to put too much emphasis on his performance. Look at his performance throughout the year and determine how he plays his assignments. The nice thing about a 3-4 ILB is the limited space he plays in. I would be okay entering the season with Moss/Doom at OLB, Larsen and Brinkley at ILBs, and DJ manning the other OLB spot. WWIII would offer some depth to a number of positions.

I will say that I doubt Brinkley would fit into a 4-3 too well. Too much responsibility in the middle.
I'm not sure we'll have to take him that early. The injuries, questionable instincts, and lack of versatility (he's probably limited to 3-4 ILB) could push him down to our early 5th.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
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Just got back from the shrine game practices and I came away largely unimpressed by Jasper. our practice reports are linked here at the Mane, so you can read for yourself, but basically he likes to look for contact so much that he doesn't scrape and flow to the play. He often looks like he's guessing where the hole/play is.

I liked his fire and enthusiasm, but too often he ran himself out of the play.
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Just got back from the shrine game practices and I came away largely unimpressed by Jasper. our practice reports are linked here at the Mane, so you can read for yourself, but basically he likes to look for contact so much that he doesn't scrape and flow to the play. He often looks like he's guessing where the hole/play is.

I liked his fire and enthusiasm, but too often he ran himself out of the play.
Thanks Cecil. How Mike Thomas from Arizonia looked?
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ILB, SR, South Carolina

Height: 6'2''
Weight: 275

Estimated 40 time on nfldraftcountdown.com is the same as Rey's.

Who is this guy? His purported size-speed combo makes him an awesome prospect, especially for a 3-4.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scouti...r-Brinkley.php
I have seen his 40 at 4.75 this spring. well see at the combine
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Thanks Cecil. How Mike Thomas from Arizonia looked?

I like the way that Thomas looked, not the best receiver at the game (Deon Butler, Aaron Kelly, Jarrett Dillard) but there's definitely something there to work with.

solid hands, good body control, and he turns into a RB after he catches the ball.
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I like the way that Thomas looked, not the best receiver at the game (Deon Butler, Aaron Kelly, Jarrett Dillard) but there's definitely something there to work with.

solid hands, good body control, and he turns into a RB after he catches the ball.
Thanks. There are three WRs I like in this draft - Kelly (great upside as #2), Thomas (great slot WR, KR/PR) and Ramses Barden (Marshall Clone as WR#1)
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I would not draft him if the Broncos have a 4-3. If the Broncos go to a 3-4 then I would draft him as a 2 down thumper in the Middle. 3-4 linebacker don't have as much reponsibility as 4-3 linebackers because their are 2 middle linebacker . Brinkley would also make a exellent pass rusher . Brinkley would be great on goal line situations.
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