Caleb Brantley NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’3 307lbs
- High motor
- Quick off the snap
- Works off block towards play
Analysis: Caleb Brantley isn’t shy about his game. Last season he was quoted saying that he is “the best defensive tackle in the country” and that he didn’t “think it was close.” You have to love his confidence. He has a compact frame with lean muscle mass and thickness in his arms and legs. Has tremendous play strength and can dislodge guards with hip torque. Plays hungry and with passion. Able to plant his flag and stand his ground against double teams. When he gets the snap timed up, it’s over. Has the initial quickness and play strength to get into the gap and plow through any and all redirect block attempts. Wants blocker to feel the power in his initial punch. Works off blocks and towards the play. Efficient mover with no wasted motion. Considers one-on-one blocks a sign of disrespect.
- Not a dynamic pass rusher
- Needs more finesse in game
- Snap guesser (10 offsides in two years)
- Undersized for three technique
Analysis: Caleb Brantley is a straight-liner and slightly undersized. May need to add more mass on his frame. Doesn’t possess the lateral agility or quickness to excel as a rusher in twists up front. Not a dynamic pass rusher. Needs to add a counter move for when his power rush stalls out. Has to prove he can handle extended snap count. Part of deep defensive line rotation and was usually kept fresh. Misses out on sacks and tackles for losses due to lack of length to consistently finish when he gets near the play. Guesses snap count. Drawn offsides 10 times over the last two seasons.
NFL Comparison: Fletcher Cox
Draft Projection: Late 1st, early 2nd roundhttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/caleb-brantley-nfl-draft-profile/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/os-gators-football-caleb-brantley-1021-20161020.jpg?fit=600%2C399&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/os-gators-football-caleb-brantley-1021-20161020.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NFLNFL DraftRecent PostsSEC#Florida Gators,Caleb Brantley,NFL,NFL DraftCaleb Brantley-DL-Florida Size: 6'3 307lbs Strengths: Strong High motor Quick off the snap Works off block towards play Analysis: Caleb Brantley isn't shy about his game. Last season he was quoted saying that he is 'the best defensive tackle in...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk