DT – #52 Coastal Carolina
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Bowden (Bowden, GA)
HS Rating: 2 stars (0.7331)
Phil Steele: PS#461
CJ Brewer Scouting Report
Not the fastest, especially considering his size. Brings some serious lateral quickness to his game. Surprisingly rangy for a player of his stature and size. Strong upper body. Brings a lot of brute power to the field. Flashes a very solid first step. Sudden and quick. Average explosion. Doesn’t have the hand technique to really make the most of his explosive first step. Doesn’t really have a set plan on certain reps.
Great hand strength. Very strong arms and hands to be a powerful, explosive interior. Effective tackler when collapsing on a gap. Strong wrap up form and collapse. Controls the tackler decently well. Pursuits well both to the outside as well as working off of a block. Smart defender. Shows good instincts. Looks like he spends a lot of extra time in the film room. Average pass rusher at the position. Won’t be a huge impact player in the interior.
What we want to see from CJ Brewer in Orlando
- We want to see CJ Brewer coming into the reps with a plan. Right now, on tape, he doesn’t show much of a plan at the beginning of his rep, rather appearing to be attacking on the fly. We want to see him develop a consistent set of first and second moves to really show what he can potentially do with his hands at the next level.
Pre-Hula Bowl projection
CJ Brewer looks like a rotational 3-tech defender at the next level, someone who a team would hope could see a lot of snaps by the end of his second year. Brewer’s smart defense plays out as a strong run defender at the very least which makes him a valuable situational player. We think Brewer could potentially be a steal in the late portion of the draft.
Brewer, to us, projects best as a fifth/seventh-round prospect. He’s a stiff run defender and offers suitable upside as a pass rusher. We think he should be drafted.