In the 2020 draft, TTU Senior Linebacker Jordyn Brooks drafted late in the first round to the Seattle Seahawks. Brooks becomes the 27th overall in the 2020 draft. Brooks becomes the first Red Raider since Patrick Mahomes to get drafted in the first round. He also becomes the third linebacker under Matt Wells to get drafted to the NFL. Because of this, we here at Campus Live thought we’d briefly run through Jordyn Brooks’ TTU career before he makes his new home in Seattle.
Brooks is A Houston, Texas native coming out of Stratford high school. He is one of the few players in the country with accolades during every season. In his first season, he totaled 86 tackles in 11 games. 2017 saw him start 11 of 12 games, posting 89 stops, an interception and a couple of pass breakups. In 2018, he started all 12 games leading Tech with 84 tackles. 2019 proved to be his breakout season for NFL scouts, despite missing time due to a shoulder injury. 2019 saw him total 108 tackles, his most out of any season, ending up leading the Big 12 in total tackles.
In total, his career at TTU saw him record 367 total tackles, 220 solo tackles, 33 tackles for loss, seven sacks, nine pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. Brooks’ tackling record also makes him 7th in terms of tackles in Texas Tech Football. His TTU career also saw him gain multiple All Big 12 Honors and Associated Press All Americans.
Brooks will have his first opportunity to show his skills with the Seahawks as their first game of 2020 sees them take on the 49ers, although the date and time have yet to be announced. Overall , we’re so excited to see another Red Raider get an opportunity at the NFL and show what players out of Texas Tech can do. We have so much confidence that Brooks will succeed and we wish him well in his new home at Seattle.
Story by Anthony Rodriguez, Creative Media for Campus Live
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