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Draft Class Breakdown: Robert Brewster

Selected: Third round, 75th overall

School: Ball State:

Size: 6’4” 325lbs

Robert Brewster was a large part of the best seasons in Ball St. history. He has a large frame and knows how to use it to his advantage. His long arms keep the pass rusher at bay. His height helps him stand up his opponent, making them vulnerable to offensive moves.

Playing right tackle for the majority of his college career has made Brewster great at creating a pocket. Routing rushers to the outside is his forte. For a big guy he is quick off the ball and he has great hands. His fundamentals are top-notch, which speak to his coachability. This should make his transition to the big show a bit easier.

Brewster can play any spot on the line other than center. This will make him a valuable backup until he can earn his way into the starting lineup. However the only spot that he might compete for immediately is left guard, which Kyle Koiser currently occupies. It does not make much sense to put a rookie in at the most important spot on the offensive line, especially a rookie that got selected in the third round with 8 other linemen drafted ahead of him.

The Cowboys must have selected him because of his versatility and potential because the negatives are stacked against Brewster. Coming from the spread offense, he never had to develop much of a pass rushing game. Now that he is in Dallas where three runningbacks have emerged, it would be to his advantage to put his helmet into someone’s ear-hole and push them aside.

It seems to be easy to beat him on the inside. To compound this tendency, he is not exceptionally strong, which leaves him susceptible to being beat by strong, intense NFL pass rushers.

The three-point stance will be new to him and he may feel vulnerable, especially because of his aforementioned lack of brute strength.

Do not expect Brewster to be a major part of the Cowboys offensive line for at least two years, but when he does break on to the scene, look out world.

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One Response to “Draft Class Breakdown: Robert Brewster”

  1. Mike Anello says:

    Great article on Brewster. I like that you stayed balanced and added his negatives along with the positives. He definitely needs to improve his strength, but he seems like he could be a future starter on the Cowboys line at guard or tackle.

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