Listed at 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, you won’t find another big man that moves the way that Karl Brooks does. He’s incredibly nimble, fluid, quick and explosive for his size, boasting the versatility to play both edge rusher and interior defensive line.
Pro Football Focus gave him the highest grade (93.2) of any edge rusher in the FBS this past season. He produced 50 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes batted in 13 games played in 2022, setting or matching career-high marks in every category.
With Frank Clark potentially heading for a salary-cap-related release and Carlos Dunlap an unrestricted free agent, the Chiefs will need to reinforce their edge rusher depth this offseason. Brooks is a player that might rise up draft boards with a strong Senior Bowl and pre-draft testing, but his versatility should put him squarely on Kansas City’s radar.