Julius Brents NFL Draft

Julius Brents

  • CB Kansas State
  • Senior
  • #444
  • 6'4"
  • 204lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big 12

2022 Season

INT

3

PD

3

TACK

18

TD

0

Prospect Summary

Julius Brents NFL Draft Scouting Report

CB, Kansas State Wildcats

Julius Brents is a redshirt senior cornerback and a two-year contributor that entered the 2022 season on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. Brents is listed at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds and has exceptional length with his height.

On the field, Brents utilizes his size and length to be a productive player against the run. Brents is a physical corner that is a high-level defender against the run. Brents does a good job of shedding receivers to free himself to make a tackle on the ball carrier. Brents also does a good job of closing distance to the ball carrier working from depth. In situations where he is aligned 10-plus yards off the ball, Brents still does a good job of quickly closing downhill as a physical presence against the run or passing quick game. Brents is an intriguing cornerback prospect that has the possibility to align at safety in situations 

Against the pass, Brents uses his exceptional size and length to be disruptive. In press situations, Brents does a good job of being physical with receivers and disrupting their timing and their release, which ultimately affects their ability to get proper positioning on their routes. Brents also uses his length to challenge receivers at the catch point. Whether it’s short-to-intermediate routes or deep passes, Brents can use his length to get a hand or arm in the receiver’s way to deflect the pass.

Brents does some good things in coverage but there are some elements that he needs to work on. In off-coverage situations, Brents has to flip his hips to run vertically with receivers—his open hip transition is not quick and receivers are able to get on top of him and begin to separate. On deep passes, Brents lacks the top speed to stay in phase with receivers to carry them vertically. Oftentimes, Brents feels receivers separating and will reach out to grab them, which could result in a pass interference penalty. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Size and length 
  • Physical tackler 
  • Positional versatility 

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Top-end speed 
  • Questionable in man coverage
  • Scheme dependent  

Size (TBD):

Height: 6040

Weight: 205 lbs

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Athletic Testing (source):

40-yard Dash: 4.55s

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Ideal Role: Zone corner 

Scheme Fit: Cover 3 or Cover 2 corner

TDN Consensus Grade: 77.00/100 (Third-Round Value)

  • Sanchez Grade: 77.00/100

Written By: Keith Sanchez 

Exposures: Oklahoma (2022), TCU (2022), Kansas (2022), TCU CC (2022)

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