Fast rising cornerback Ron Brooks of LSU took some time to answer some questions.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Ron Brooks: I think my biggest strengths are my agility, my speed and my play-making ability.
Scott Porter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
Ron Brooks: My first goal is to make a 53 man roster. I am pretty new to being a DB, I never play DB in high school. LSU was the first place I ever played the position so I want to develop my overall game as quickly and as well as I can. I want to come in and learn quickly and fine tune my skills.
Scott Porter: Is there an NFL player that reminds you of yourself?
Ron Brooks: I don’t really want to be compared to anyone. I mean there are a lot of cornerbacks who I feel I can be successful like but I want to have my own style and become my own type of player.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments?
Ron Brooks: Individually in week 12 of the season I won SEC D player of the week vs Mississippi. In terms of a team accomplishment, I think the way we played from start to finish this season. Going undefeated going into the national championship game.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Ron Brooks?
Ron Brooks: They are getting a do it all person. I do well on special teams and wherever I am lined up on the field. I can do it on offense and defense. They are getting someone who will never complain and bust it every time I am out there. I make the team better.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Ron Brooks: I like spending as much time with my daughter as possible. If I am not spending it with her I enjoy movies, music and playing baseball. I like to stay active and not sit around being bored.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Ron Brooks: Understanding your opponents. I know that the speed will also be much faster because you are going against the best of the best. Playing at the highest level means that your knowledge of the game and your opponents has to be that much better. You have to be able to break down your opponent and make adjustments on the fly.
Scott Porter: What are you doing right now to prepare yourself for the NFL?
Ron Brooks: I have trained at two different spots. I trained for the combine in Bradenton, Florida at IMG with under armour and Michael Hawthorne on my DB skills. He was a great help to me and I learned a lot of stuff and it really helped me with my overall skills as a DB. I was able to improve my footwork and my technique. After the combine I went to Dallas and worked with Kevin Smith. I really worked on my foot work to become quicker. I feel both guys helped me a lot.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Ron Brooks: Being at LSU I will miss the fans the most. I loved the fans here. They showed us love like no other. The fans here made what I did so much fun. I fed off of them. They brought a lot of energy to the team and we really fed off what they gave us.