STRENGTHS - Brodrick is an extremely fluid and explosive athlete while playing short area coverages and while is zone. He shows great reactionary skills which allows him to consistently find himself around the ball and making big plays. He is also very well built for a shorter player which allows him to skill be physical at the line of scrimmage when jamming receivers. He is also a willing tackler in the run game. He shows extrodinary hops in jump ball situations which can at times make up for size disadvantages with taller receivers
WEAKNESSES - His height is a major concern when matching up with big strong receivers. He is also limited in being able to stay with receivers that get a step on him and lacks the ability to make up for mistakes downfield. Although he is strong enough he does not show good hand technique to consistently get proper jams at the line. He is an extreme liability as a run force defender where he does not show the able to get off blocks and tries to off shoulder tackle ball carriers instead of wrapping up.
SUMMARY - Brodrick Brown is and extremely interesting prospect that has a spot in the NFL. He has been a three year starter at Oklahoma State, where you can always find him somewhere around the ball. He has fantastic ball skills with the ability to knock passes away or make big interceptions. His small stature will limit his usefulness as an every down starter in the NFL. He is best suited to be a nickel corner where he can be used primarily in coverage and would keep him from having to play the run game where he is least effective. He can also be used on all phases of special teams but will need to work on his hand usage so he can work on disengaging from blocks and be a factor. While playing defense he would best fit a zone system where he can use his nature coverage instincts and short area burst to make plays on a much more consistent basis. Overall, Brown would be a nice pick up in the mid to late 6th round and has the tools to develops into a solid nickel cornerback. He reminds me a bit of current Bears' cornerback DJ Moore.