Tahj Brooks
Tahj Brooks  RB  Texas Tech | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tahj Brooks
Height
5-10
Weight
230
College
Texas Tech
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
80.0/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (RB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1443
Rush AVG
5.4
Rush TDs
9
Receptions
24
Rec YDs
72

Tahj Brooks RB Texas Tech | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tahj Brooks RB Texas Tech
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.65 seconds (22%*)
Measurables:
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 230 (89%*)
Forty: 4.65 (O) (22%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.65 seconds (22%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 230 (89%*)
Forty: 4.65 (O) (22%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 80.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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Rushing:
91%
Break Tackles:
71%
Receiving/Hands:
57%
Pass Blocking:
72%
Run Blocking:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #82 Position rank: #6
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1663
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Tahj Brooks from Manor High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Brooks joined Texas Tech.

In 2020 as a freshman Brooks saw action in 7 games for the Red Raiders as he ran for 256 yards on 68 attempts for just 3.8 yards per carry, with 4 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just 13 receptions for 61 yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 9 games. and rushed for 580 yards on 88 carries for an outstanding 6.6 ypc, with 7 TDs, with no fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in just 6 receptions for 52 yards.

In 2022 as a junior Brooks saw action in 12 games for the Red Raiders. He ran for 605 yards on 134 attempts for 4.5 ypc, with 7 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made 26 receptions for 164 yards.

As a senior in 2023 he played in 12 games and ran for an outstanding 1451 yards on 270 carries for an excellent average of 5.4 ypc, with 9 TDs, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he had 23 receptions for an outstanding 73 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • It might take him a year to get out of the habit of bouncing everything outside, but the skill set is there for him to be a workhorse and the centerpiece of a run-based offense.
  • Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
  • Balanced runner maintains low pad level and has the power to keep moving after initial contact.
  • Brooks has very good vision and a knack for picking out cut-back lanes and then breaking offchunks of yardage.
  • He is a savvy workhorse runner who maximizes his physical gifts. Brooks runs with excellent vision and patience, showing a strong understanding of how his blocks are developing and where the gaps are going to open.
  • His competitiveness and knack for high-pointing the ball allow him to play bigger than his size.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Brooks really isn’t a burner and doesn’t have elite suddenness, which is problematic considering his average size.
  • Brooks is more of an inside runner than a perimeter threat, more of a north-south mover than someone who is going to create.
  • While he’s a handful once Brooks starts going downfield, he isn’t going to run away from tacklers at the second and third levels.

How other scouting services rate Tahj Brooks (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
85.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.