An Extremely Detailed Look At St. Louis Rams Rookie Michael Brockers

A big reason why Turf Show Times is one of my favorite SB Nation blogs, our shared affinity for the St. Louis Rams aside: 3k's extensive breakdowns of game film in a section called The Playbook Projector. His latest is about the Rams' No. 1 draft pick, Michael Brockers, and it has more to say about defensive tackles in general and Michael Brockers in particular than all the draft coverage you read this past April.

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Some of his conclusions—Brockers's combination of brute upper-body strength and quickness is a very big deal—aren't exactly surprising, but what's great about this feature is the evidence he musters in support of those oft-repeated scouting report words. Here's where Brockers is showing off his upper-body strength; here's where his athleticism is apparent.

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Here, too, is a situation in which he'll have to improve if he's going to be an impact player on a championship-caliber defense. I don't know if I feel any better about Brockers as a draft pick having seen all this, but I'm certain that I know much more about the player the St. Louis Rams drafted with that No. 14 pick than I did when they drafted him.

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