2022 DFF Draft Coverage: Kennedy Brooks

Kennedy Brooks | Oklahoma 5’11” 209 lbs. | 10/08/1998 (Age 23)

Kennedy Brooks was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a UDFA.

COLLEGE PRODUCTION

 Year  Games Played   Attempts   Yards   Yards/Attempt   TDs 
 2018 (FR)  11  119  1,056  8.9  12
 2019 (SO)  13  155  1,011  6.5  6
 2020 (JR)    0  0  0  0.0  0
 2021 (JR)  13  198  1,253  6.3  13

Scouts praise Brooks’ love for the game. In all three seasons playing for the Sooners, he topped 1,000 yards rushing every year. In his 37 games played at the collegiate level, Brooks produced 3,320 rushing yards, which lands him ninth all-time in Oklahoma football history. He ended his impressive career as the Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP after scampering for 142 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 attempts. 

STRENGTHS

Dependable, durable, and consistent. Topped 1,000 yards rushing in all three seasons. A patient runner with great vision. Allows lane to open up before he takes off. Able to change speed and throw off would-be tacklers. Secure ball carrier and showed potential as a pass-catcher in his limited receiving role. 

WEAKNESSES 

Short are quickness is average. Doesn’t have a second gear, and his top-line speed is below average for his position. Lacks burst through the line of scrimmage. Gets chased down from behind a ton. Lacks exposure as a blocker and a receiver. Tends to drop easy passes from time to time. 

ATHLETIC TESTING

At the NFL combine, Brooks measured in at 5’11” and 209 lbs. Which equates to a BMI of 29.2. He ran a modest 4.59 40-yard dash (50th percentile), equating to a 94.2-speed score (43rd percentile). Brooks also displayed a 112.7 burst score (22nd percentile), an agility score of 11.43 (49th percentile), and a college dominator of 22.0 percent (41st percentile). 

Brooks lacks great speed and strength for his position. He isn’t elite at any one thing. But at the same time, he shows heart and works hard for his results. Some major red flags include his injury history and off-the-field behavior. He played high school ball with a shoulder injury that carried with him during his collegiate career. In 2019, Brooks was held out of football activities due to an ongoing investigation where he was accused of mental and physical abuse by a female student. 

FANTASY INSIGHTS

Once the NFL Draft was complete, the Eagles quickly snagged Brooks off the undrafted free agent list. He joins a crowded backfield that features Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, and Jason Huntley. Philadelphia tends to carry four running backs into their 53-man roster, so Brooks has a chance at competing with Huntley for that RB4 spot. For fantasy purposes, Brooks should be an afterthought. He’s not worth a draft selection in any league format, and you truly have to love his work ethic and situation to place him on your taxi squad. With all the injuries the team has dealt with at running back these past few years, maybe holding onto Brooks wouldn’t be a bad idea. 

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