Kentrell Brothers Drafted by Minnesota Vikings With 160th Pick

Linebacker Kentrell Brothers became the third Missouri player picked in the 2016 Draft when the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the fifth round.

After offensive linemen Evan Boehm and Connor McGovern, linebacker Kentrell Brothers became the third University of Missouri player to be selected during the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday. 

LB Kentrell Brothers

Round 5, Pick 160

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Bio Info

Guthrie High School (Guthrie, OK)

6-0, 245

4.82 40

30 3/4-inch arm length

9 3/4-inch hands

19 reps on the bench press

Scout Pre-Draft Rankings

Four-star prospect

No. 3 inside linebacker prospect

No. 58 overall prospect

Missouri Career: A three-year starter, Brothers earned All-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior and senior after leading the Tigers in tackles. He was an Associated Press All-SEC second team selection in 2014 after racking up 122 tackles and forcing a team-high three fumbles. In 2015, as a senior, he was an All-SEC first team honoree after leading the nation in tackles with 152. 

Related Story: Brothers pleased with Pro Day performance

Expert Breakdown: “Brothers plays with above average recognition skills and anticipation to beat blockers to the contact point, but for his high tackle production, he also misses several tackles due to his lack of ideal speed and length. However, he's able to compensate for his average athleticism due to his competitive nature and superb instincts to be a tackling machine.” -’s Dane Brugler wrote in his scouting report.

Brothers Says: “I’m a student of the game. I think that’s what sets me apart from a lot of people. That’s a lot of the reason why I move so fast — I know what’s coming, I know where to be, stuff like that. That quickness, that ability to know these things, tackling, those are huge strengths of mine. I think that will get me on a team.”

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