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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Draft Rewind 2009 - Jasper Brinkley - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JASPER BRINKLEY: South Carolina, 6015 252 4.67. Three-year starter. Transfer from Georgia Military Prep. Plays square to the line of scrimmage. Good lateral quickness and speed to make plays on the perimeter. Downhill player that can work upfield and blow up a play. Better than average instincts and nose for the ball. Fills the inside running lanes with strength. Wrap up tackler. Can run with a tight end in man coverage. Not smooth in transition. Better in zone coverage. Quick take off on blitz. Good timing. Disruptive. Throws his body at the ball carrier. Strong inside thumper. Perfect fit for an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme where he has experience. Physical and explosive player. Quick to read and react. Active. Strong and rugged build. Impact hitter. Does not shy away from contact. Strong in his arms and shoulders to control a center or a guard. Strong, flexible, and tough. Always around the ball. Long arms to ward off blocks. Hard nosed and competitive. Sudden to scrape and fill inside running lanes. Good reactions to cut back. Missed seven games with an ACL tear in 2007. Just rounded into shape late in 2008. OSR:2/12. Third/fourth round. (A-33, H-9 1/4, BP-26, SS-4.35).