Lions undrafted free agents: Michael Brooks scouting report

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

A look at Detroit Lions undrafted free agent Michael Brooks and what he brings to the table.

Our scouting report series continues with the Detroit Lions' 2013 undrafted free agents. Next up is Michael Brooks.

DT Michael Brooks (East Carolina) - UDFA

The Detroit Lions only signed two undrafted defensive linemen this year, and Michael Brooks is the only defensive tackle. He joins the Lions after spending four years at East Carolina.

Random fact

Brooks "possesses one of the top flexibility ratings of any player in the ECU program with a mark of 16.0," according to East Carolina.

What the experts are saying

CBSSports.com:

Brooks has good size and the ability to penetrate the backfield. However, he also has a history of knee issues - one to each knee, including season-ending surgery on his right knee in 2010. He also struggled with consistent production at East Carolina.

Stats

2009: 24 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 pass defended

2010: 29 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 pass defended

2011: 55 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.0 sack

2012: 35 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 1 INT, 1 pass defended

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Outlook for 2013

The Lions' top three is set at defensive tackle with Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley. The fourth spot, as of right now, is up for grabs. Ogemdi Nwagbuo and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen are back to battle for that spot, but it's not locked down by any means. As long as the Lions don't go out and sign a veteran to fill that spot, the door will be open for Brooks to make the 53-man roster. If that door closes, he could have a shot at sticking as a member of the practice squad.

Previous scouting reports:

Draft picks: DE Ezekiel Ansah, CB Darius Slay, OG Larry Warford, DE Devin Taylor, P Sam Martin, WR Corey Fuller, RB Theo Riddick, TE Michael Williams

UDFAs: QB Alex Carder, RB Steven Miller, WR Cody Wilson, TE Joseph Fauria, OT Austin Holtz, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OG Darren Keyton, DE Freddie Bishop

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