NFL Draft: Film review of Missouri ILB Kentrell Brothers

Inside linebacker is a clear need for the Redskins which make prospects like Missouri's Kentrell Brothers worth studying

Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process. 

Kentrell Brothers

Position: Linebacker

College: Missouri 

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 249

(Analysis of games vs. arkansas State and Florida)

Positives: Kentrell Brothers is a tackling machine. He's a smart player who always seems to be around the ball. The Big 12 standout does a good job of sifting through traffic to find his way to the ball carriers. He's very patient about reading gaps and riding them out before bursting through the intended hole. Brothers can deliver some big hits in pursuit and is a fundamentally sound tackler.

Concerns: Even though Brothers came in at over 6' and 249 lbs at the Senior Bowl, his size is going to be a concern. He was only listed at 235 at Missouri so we will have to see how he runs with it and if it is weight for the scouts. At 6-foot-0, Brothers will have a hard time covering some of the larger tight ends in the NFL. It is just hard to compete with length when you're so compact. Brothers can get swallowed up by blockers in the run game too. 

If drafted by Redskins: Keenan Robinson and Mason Foster are entering free agency. Perry Riley isn't a lock to return. The Redskins will want to bring one or two of them back and draft others for the future. Brothers could play the Mike or Mo position in the Redskins, defense but might fit better as a Mo because he didn't have to play much coverage in college. Redskins would prefer to take the Mo linebacker off the field in passing situations and replace him with a third safety. There's always going to be a home for tackling machines in the NFL. Can Brothers become the next London Fletcher or Chris Borland?

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Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr

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