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Jonathon Brooks

Jonathon Brooks

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College: Texas

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #170
Best / Worst #95 / #300
ADP #170

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Take Jonathan Brooks' porous career college dominator with a grain of salt. He was splitting time behind two stud RBs at Texas in Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson until this past season when he finally got his crack as the Longhorns' RB1 job. He rushed for over 1,100 yards and 10 TDs with a solid 21% dominator rating.
But because Brooks missed time with an injury, his dominator rating suffers. His prorated dominator rating based on the games he was healthy in was a whopping 27% through the first 10 games of the 2023 college football season.
The 6-foot-0 and 207-pound RB reminded me of Tony Pollard after watching some of his game highlights.
The big concern for Brooks is he is coming off a torn ACL injury that he suffered in the middle of November. Before his injury, he ranked seventh in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in rushing yards per game (114). The expectation is that he "should" return for training camp but he likely won't be 100% till at least later during his rookie season. Makes him likely an avoid for me given the torn ACL and small sample size of one year of college production. The list of rookie RBs entering the NFL that were productive coming off season-ending injuries is thin. Todd Gurley is the lone success, followed by a long list of major RB disappointments. Gurley was the 10th overall pick the year he was drafted. Brooks could fall to round three.
It's a shame Brooks went down because he would have likely been the easy dynasty fantasy RB1 in the class as a result. His 3.3 yards per snap ranks third-best in the class. He forced a missed tackle on 34% of his rushing attempts - second to only Bucky Irving in the 2024 RB draft class (37%). He was Pro Football Focus' (PFF) fourth-highest graded RB in the class this past season, with strong grades across the board as a receiver and pass blocker. There's also not a lot of tread on his tires, given his lack of usage in his first two years at college. He will be 21 years old in July.

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Jonathon Brooks expects to be cleared from ACL by July 1

Jonathon Brooks, a former Texas RB and a projected top-five RB prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, expects to be cleared from his rehab for his torn ACL by July 1.

Fantasy Impact

Brooks tore his ACL on Nov. 12, 2023, a tough blow for a Texas program that fell short in the College Football Playoffs. Brooks has progressed to lightly jogging as of NFL Scouting Combine week and is no longer wearing a knee brace. He's pushing to be as available in his rookie season as possible.

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