Was one of the better blocking wideouts in the country this season. Has a strong pair of hands, long arms and a willingness to dominate on contact. Loves to deliver some absolutely devastating crack block blocks inside on perimeter runs and takes joy in working for his teammates. Will need to learn to take snaps from more of a three-point stance and will be a developmental player, but the size and athletic ability is there.
Impression: A nice-sized kid who will make the move from wideout to tight end in the NFL. Has some pass-catching ability and is a willing blocker. Looks like an intriguing pass-catching developmental tight end at the next level."
Strengths: Big bodied WR who might work well as a TE in the NFL. Has the frame to add bulk and is already an accomplished blocker as a WR. Shows excellent effort blocking in space, on run and pass plays. Has a bit of a nasty streak as a blocker. Has tremendous hands and long arms to pluck the ball away from his body. Uses his body well to shield defenders from the pass. Not afraid to go across the middle or do the dirty work. Outstanding person and student off the field.
Weaknesses: Too limited athletically to play WR in the NFL (i.e., he's pretty slow). He doesn't have much burst out of his stance and lumbers a bit as a route-runner. Will need to move to TE and add another 15-25 pounds of functional bulk.
Projection: Brackett was never used much in the receiving game at PSU, but he's an interesting project worth a late selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. He's got the size, length, and demeanor to be an effective receiving TE in the short term, and a nasty blocking TE in the future."
Brett Brackett is one of favorite Super Sleepers in this draft, yet another GEM, the awareness of whose existence I owe entirely to the phenomenal work of Wes Bunting of National FootBall Post.
Brackett is raw as hell, a guy who would, indeed, need to be a Wide Receiver Conversion. He's not particularly fast, either out of the Blocks or DownField, but he's an excellent Navigator, a natural Receiver, and very savvy: As a former QuarterBack, he knows how to Work the Field.
What really excites me, though, is his FEROCITY as a Blocker and his dedication to his mates. His speed would seem to limit him as a vertical Wing End kind of guy, but I think he has the potential to be a PHENOMENAL Wing Back.
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