NAME: Garrett Brumfield
POSITION: Interior Offensive Lineman
JERSEY: No. 78
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 299 lbs
PROS: Exceptional athlete with top-end movement skills. Clean out of his stance as a puller, showing very good body control to find and kick out edges. Explosive out of his stance as a zone blocker. Keeps low pad level and when his hands are right, can create movement at the point of attack. Not always pretty, but he can reach second level defenders that few offensive line can dream of reaching.
Drops anchor well in pass protection. Strong punch to stymie rushers. Has the movement skills to mirror in space and match speed. When he loses on his edge, shows good recovery technique to get a hand on the hip of the rusher and run him up the arc.
Mindset and demeanor are physical and aggressive. Looks for work when uncovered. Always attempting to finish. Plays with the nasty edge coaches will look for in the trenches. Talks trash. Power and frame are excellent. Very little bad weight and conditioning seems strong.
CONS: Base gets too wide at times in pass protection, negating his lateral movement. Forgets to move his feet as a pass protector and run blocker, reaching with his hands and losing power. Falls off of contact too often due to getting over-extended. Drops his eyes into contact way too often, opening himself up to swims.
As a run blocker, has to control aggressiveness and time up his attacks better. Will lunge or lean and get beat over the top. Similar issue in pass protection, timing his strikes poorly and allowing defenders to gain position on him. Hand placement can get wide. Would be controlling opponents more often if he showed better technique.