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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Corin Brooks, OT, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

 

Corin Brooks of UTPB is a big boy with athletic ability

Corin Brooks of UTPB is a big boy with athletic ability

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Corin Brooks

What is your Height/Weight? 

6-4/305

What is your position? 

Left Tackle

Where do you play college football? 

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

I have done numerous kids camps and tried to help pass some of the knowledge I have learned to the youth.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Accounting.

Where are you from? 

Riverside, California.

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father. He is a real man who gives me guidance even if I want to do things my way. He always has my back and I view him as the best man on earth.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes. Basketball, baseball, soccer, track, and did some gymnastics when I was young.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Defensive end, defensive tackle, offensive guard, tight end. I was initially a Defensive Tackle during my first year of college.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My athleticism and technique. I try to stay composed and use my fast feet and proper hand placement because that’s the only way to win at left tackle.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for tendencies. You can tell often when teams are going to pass, run, blitz and twist. I look at the individual defenders moves and how he sets it up. I also look at how a defender torques his frame so I get a better understanding of how I will be able to block him.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

La’el Collins. We have a similar build and athleticism. He played tackle in college and guard at the next level and that’s where I see myself. He is athletic and aggressive with great technique and I try to play the same way.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Probably just being patient for my opportunity to play. Sometimes I found it hard to be on the sidelines but I always kept my self-belief and faith that my time would come.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I drink a Pedialite before every game. Also I take a pregame walk of the field.

What is your biggest strength? 

Athleticism, composure, and technique. I work well with my hands.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Sometimes I am over aggressive which can backfire on you playing offensive line.

utpbIf I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I’m a great team guy. I’m a hard worker and you won’t be disappointed with my style of play. I feel like I can play with anybody and I just want the chance to prove myself worthy.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Drew Brees, and my favorite team growing up was the New Orleans Saints.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

Reggie White, Barrack Obama, and Drew Brees.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I’m not that into buying myself expensive or nice things. I would try to pay off my school loans before anything.

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