OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 19: Barry Brunetti #11 of the Ole Miss Rebels scrambles with the ball against Michael Brockers #90 of the LSU Tigers on November 19, 2011 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
Brockers is an absolute giant at 6-6, 322 pounds who is also an impressive athlete. He reportedly ran a sub 5 second 40 at his LSU pro day. His lack of refined technique and experience have been his main criticisms, which is why Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft says he'd benefit from going to a team where he can be part of a rotation early in his career (like say, here?).
In the 2012 NFL Draft, few players carry as much potential and upside as Brockers, a redshirt sophomore. On a loaded LSU defensive line, Brockers routinely stood out and should transition well to the NFL. At 6-foot-6, Brockers has an impressive frame with a lot of room to grow. Because of his relative inexperience (one season as a full-time starter), he'll need to get drafted on a team that can rotate him in while he develops.
With Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson & Antonio Dixon all signed for next year, Brockers could slip right into the rotation and not be expected to play every down. As he grows into his body and learns NFL technique, he could blossom into a truly elite presence in the middle. He's already a rock int he run game and if he developed more pass rush ability, the sky is really the limit for a guy like this.