2014 NFL Draft: Defensive Back Prospects The Kansas City Chiefs Should Be Scouting

4 of 8

Sept 22, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back

Terrence Brooks

(31) celebrates after a defensive stop during the second half of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Terrence Brooks, Free Safety, Florida State

Terrence Brooks could be the perfect fit for Kansas City if they so choose to go wide receiver in the first round. Brooks is projected to fall somewhere in the third round as he is rated as the fourth best free safety prospect in this years draft.

The 5’11, 197 pound safety from Florida State tends to get overlooked because of his lack of stellar numbers last season. Brooks isn’t quite as tall as some scouts would prefer, but he makes up for it in toughness. He originally played corner back for the Seminoles but made the switch to safety, making him one of the more versatile defensive back prospects this year.

Florida State often had him playing up in the box because of his physicality in the run game, and, his ability to come down and cover slot receivers as well. His biggest weaknesses are his height, and his over-aggressiveness at times when trying to make tackles.

Rather than wrapping up, Brooks looks to lay the wood with each hit- which is fine as long as the tackle is made. If the Chiefs land this guy in the third round, I would be extremely happy.