2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about ANTOINE BROOKS JR: Maryland, 5105 220 4.64. Three-year starter, Lanham, MD. Second-team All-Big 10 the past two seasons. Converted from linebacker after his freshman year and has been a starter ever since. Has experience as a two high safety but played exclusively at the nickel position in 2019. Solid in run support he is quick to punch a slot or tight end and shed on the move. Gets downhill and makes tackles in space. Solid lateral movement he can squeeze running lanes in the alley with leverage to the sideline. Consistently squares up tackles, gathers and finishes. Solid flat zone defender getting depth and width in his drop. Has awareness to balance high low routes working the throwing lane. Flashed a quick pedal to get depth. Quick to break on the ball in a short space. Flashes ball skills at the catch point. Lights up a receiver after the catch. Can struggle matched up in anything but a flat release. Shows hip tightness on some reactions. Can be slow to change direction to impact plays in backside pursuit. At times in a pedal gives up inside leverage on a route break. Has trouble matching extended pass routes. Has kick cover skill and should make an impact on special teams. Position fit will be a problem for some teams. He may project as a cover linebacker with zone cover duties. Some may see him as convert to Will and some as a safety. His status will be scheme dependent but has enough tools to get a job somewhere. Senior Bowl notes: Displayed solid run support with shed ability and explosive tackling skill. Quick getting downhill from deep safety. At his best in the box as a strong safety/nickel with solid reactions in flat coverage. Showed some hesitation at times in deep coverage. 2019 stats: 87 T, 8.5 TFL, 5 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 INT. OSR:14/24. Fourth/fifth round. (A- 31 1/8, H-9 1/4, VJ-34.5, SS-DNP).