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2012 NFL Combine: Michael Brockers' Draft Stock Won't Be Hurt By Struggles In Drills

The Denver Broncos could look to address their defensive tackle situation in the 2012 NFL Draft, and one potential target is LSU DT Michael Brockers. Brockers did not test particularly well at the combine, as ESPN's Kevin Weidl outlines here:

Brockers had a poor showing in pretty much every area: 5.36 in the 40; 26.5-inch vertical jump; 8-foot-1 broad jump; 4.81 short shuttle; 7.46 three-cone drill. However, Brockers has impressive natural core strength and power -- as opposed to weight-room strength -- and the tape of his regular-season performance against Alabama is one of the most dominant I saw from a 2012 prospect. The Crimson Tide simply had no answer for him inside.

But as Weidl begins to explain at the end, Brockers' on-field performance in 2011 was impressive and Weidl believes the defensive tackle is a definite first round pick. He also says that the Denver Broncos would be getting a steal in Brockers at No. 25 if they were able to land the DT.

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