|Michael Brewster Scouting Report
|Michael Brewster - Ohio State (HT: 6-4⅛ - WT: 312)
Positives -- Has great size and excellent footwork that allows him to control the line of scrimmage... Very solid pass protector with a squared base and good hands... Moves his feet very well and can feel where the pocket is collapsing... Very good chip-blocker with a strong initial block... Puts his
helmet in between himself and the running lane... Very good angle of attack on his blocks, depending on the direction of the run... Noticeably quick, uses quickness to his advantage when blocking... Can get to the second level and does a solid job blocking in space... Has the ability to put a body on a linebacker at the next level... Knows when to plug the gap or move to the next level... Adept at reading a defense in the run game and has the fundamentals down pat... Has the ability to get very low on blocks despite his height and plays defenders' pads very well... Can snap the ball from the shotgun or with the quarterback under center... Is a four-year starter at Ohio State.
Negatives -- Questionable arm length... Has the tendency to give up on his block when the quarterback leaves the pocket... Very fundamentally sound overall, but his effort is questionable when a play is extended... Seems to struggle a bit with lateral movement in the pocket, and moving side-to-side may be an issue against bigger and faster NFL opponents... Slight tendency to get overaggressive in the running game, may be a little bit too anxious at times to get off his block and move to the second level... There are questions regarding his ability to handle a NFL nose tackle, he seems to have an issue taking on one defender for a long period of time without help.
At Ohio State -- (Official School Bio) Mike, who graduated in December 2011 with his degree in strategic communications, is one of the finest centers to ever suit up for the Scarlet and Gray. He has also been a strong leader of this program, one who was always willing to speak on behalf of his team. A 2010 All-American and first-team all-Big Ten Conference performer, Mike is a four-year starter for the Buckeyes. He was named (with Mike Adams) as the team's 2011 Jim Parker Award winner as the team's outstanding offensive lineman. He was also one of four team captains as voted on by the players. He capped his Buckeye career in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl by making his 49th consecutive start, the second-longest streak in school history (Luke Fickell started 50 consecutive games). Mike was named a game captain a team-high eight times this past season, including in six of the last seven games. He was named to the Rimington and Outland Trophy watch lists at the beginning of his senior season. Mike was a Freshman All-American in 2008 after playing in 12 games and starting the final 10 games of the season. A four-year letter-winner, Mike was the only junior in 2010 to be named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's outstanding center. He played in a total of 51 games.