The New York Giants have signed offensive lineman Corin Brooks to add offensive line depth.
The night ended well receiving a call from former Falcon Corin Brooks to let me know he just signed with the NY Giants. #Mindset #1-0 pic.twitter.com/fpGRmyVXMK— Justin Carrigan (@coachcarrigan10) August 9, 2017
Brooks is an undrafted free agent offensive lineman out of the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTBP).
Brooks went undrafted in 2017, originally signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. The Chiefs released Brooks after the close of their mini-camp on June 17th.
Brooks played left tackle in college, but he could move inside for the Giants. Speaking to Draft Diamonds, the 6-foot-4 lineman compared himself to the Dallas Cowboys’ La’el Collins, saying
“We have a similar build and athleticism. He played tackle in college and guard at the next level and that’s where I see myself. He is athletic and aggressive with great technique and I try to play the same way.”
Also in that interview, Brooks said that his greatest strength was “Athleticism, composure, and technique. I work well with my hands.”
It is a big leap from a small school to the NFL, but Brooks will get the chance to prove himself. Linemen D.J. Fluker and Adam Gettis have been pulling double-duty, practicing with both the second- and third-string offensive lines in recent days. Brooks will likely take one of their spots on the third team, though it remains to be seen where he will play.
Brooks has been added to the roster and offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker, who has been out with a foot injury, has been waived/injured.