March 18, 2018

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #8 Brandon Brooks

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season. 



In his first full season as a starter, offensive guard Brandon Brooks did not disappoint for the Houston Texans. The 6-5 and 335 lbs. second year player out of Miami (OH) worked on dropping his weight because when he arrived his rookie season to Houston he was pushing 350 lbs. With an impressive off-season it was apparent the work he put in when he showed up to training camp this year, and instantly looked much more NFL ready to how he looked compared to his rookie season.

Brooks is a dual threat offensive lineman who can pass protect and run block at a high level. He did have some issues in pass protection giving up 25 quarterback hurries and 7 quarterback hits, but he was tied with Chris Myers with the least amount of sacks given up with two. His real value lies in what he can do in the trenches and when he latches onto defensive lineman and linebackers. He can move defenders with ease due to his sheer strength and when he refines his technique as an offensive lineman he will only get better.

People can’t teach size, speed and agility, and Brooks has all of that at a young age. Still learning, Brooks has even more room to grow as a NFL player and this year was a good start for the second year player.

Brooks looks like to be a true core piece for the Texans at the age of 24, added with Duane Brown and Chris Myers the offensive line is in better shape than most realize. It is hard to recognize what Brooks meant to the team on offense, especially with the struggles the team had.

Next season could be a big year for Brooks, and being under a new coaching staff could help him refine his impressive skill set even more.




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