Niles Brinkley Scouting Report
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Colts tight end Dwayne Allen said last month that he is ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
When the Eagles open their 2014 season at home against the Jaguars, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be ready to go. Heck,... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > CB > Niles Brinkley

Niles Brinkley Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #29
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 193 lbs.

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.56
Bench press15
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill7.23

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
person

Niles Brinkley, CB, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin cornerback Niles Brinkley is a prospect who had a solid college career for the Cornhuskers, but lacks the necessary instincts and athleticism to continue into the NFL. Despite only missing one game in his four seasons, Brinkley lacks a decided, confident style of play. He is timid in getting after receivers and in coverage.

When correctly in position, he does sometimes play more aggressively, but often times is unable to anticipate the route. His athleticism is adequate but would need to dramatically improve his technique. He can excel at breaking up passes, but doesn't have the ball skills to make plays on many passes.

Brinkley greatly benefited from playing on a solid defensive team led by players like Ndamukong Suh and Prince Amukamara. His abilities were sufficient within the scheme but as an individual player, they are not proficient for NFL-caliber competition.

Brinkley is unlikely to be drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but may warrant consideration as an undrafted free agent.

Last Updated Apr-25-2011 by Matt De Lima

0 Comments | Add Yours
There are no comments on this prospect yet.

Most Popular
2014 NFL Draft Prospects
Scouting Reports

  1. Teddy Bridgewater
  2. Sammy Watkins
  3. Marqise Lee
  4. Carlos Hyde
  5. Mike Evans
  6. Tre Mason
Prospect Profile Search:
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties