NFL Draft 2012: Bandon Brooks and the Biggest Surprises from Third Round

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The Houston Texans selected guard Brandon Brooks from Miami (OH) to shore up the offensive line, but due to his stature, the pick seems surprising for a few reasons. First of all, Brooks weighs 343 pounds, making him too heavy to block in the Texans’ zone scheme. It’s also a strange pick considering he was taken roughly 40 picks sooner than many thought.

Another rough season in Jacksonville exposed just how many holes the Jaguars have up and down a roster, thus selecting a punter, Bryan Anger from the University of California, in the third round was shocking to say the least. Jacksonville should have looked at bolstering the offensive line or strengthening the safety position. 

When Miami running back Lamar Miller wasn’t selected in the first round, it created some pause, but not shock. After no team selected him in the second round, it was surprising, and now with three rounds complete and Miller still available, it’s a head-scratcher. 

Find out why from Matt Miller, along with more opinion on the biggest surprises in Round 3.

Stayed tuned all weekend as Bleacher Report provides wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 NFL draft. Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller is live at Radio City Music Hall with all the news and analysis.

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Lamar Miller NFL Player Comparison Video

 

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