4. Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech 6-1, 245 (3)
Why He’s Here On The List: He made lots and lots and lots of tackles over his four years – 360 in all – and he became a better playmaker in the backfield has his career went on. Under the new coaching staff, he dominated in the backfield last season with 20 tackles for loss to go along with 108 stops. He’s a smart veteran who knows how to play and make stops against the more physical teams.
What The NFL Types Want To See: Like all inside linebackers in Indy, he has to move well and show off at least a little bit of smoothness. Can he cover anyone? You’d think playing in the Big 12 would’ve turned him into a solid factor in pass coverage, but that’s not his game.
Bottom Line: Surround him with a bunch of fast all-around playmakers and let him handle everything between the hashmarks. He’s got the experience and the instincts to get into the backfield and sniff out plays, and he’s certainly got the leadership abilities to make a D his.