At 6-6, 322 pounds, Brockers can play both nose tackle and 3-tech, or pass-rushing defensive tackle. Brockers also could be viewed as a defensive end in a 3-4 defensive scheme.
The Seahawks currently have an interior defensive tackle rotation of Alan Branch, Brandon Mebane, Jason Jones and Clinton McDonald, but they could still use some depth inside.
I don’t think Brockers would be the pick for Seattle at No. 12 because they already brought Jones in, but if Seattle were to move down in the first round I could see the Seahawks taking a look at him.
I sat in on the interview with Brockers at the NFL Scouting combine in February and he seems like a pretty good guy.
Brockers had decent production in his final year at LSU. He started 13 games at defensive tackle and finished third on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss.
Brockers posted a 5.36 in the 40-yard time. He bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times, posted 26.5 inches in his vertical jump and 8 feet, 9 inches in his broad jump. Those are decent numbers, but do not show real explosion for a big guy.
Brockers, who also played defensive end at LSU, talked about what his best position is at the next level.
“I’m more comfortable at 3 (3-tech),” Brockers said. “Nose is for bigger dudes, I feel. I can play that if you want me to play that. I feel like if I do play the 5 and get out to end, I have to get used to the space. A couple practices at 5, I’d get it down there too. But I feel very comfortable at 3.”
The problem I have with Brockers’ statement is when you watch the video below of him playing against Alabama in the National Championship game, I don’t think Brockers is an elite pass rusher from the inside. I think right now his best position might be as a nose holding the point in the run game, or as a five-tech like Red Bryant holding the point against a tight end on the perimeter of the defense.
And so I don’t think he would be a good fit for Seattle as it stands right now, unless the Seahawks see him eventually emerging as a player that can consistently rush the passer from the inside.