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.â†µ
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.
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.â†µ