49ers moving Ahmad Brooks to strong side LB

By |Published On: June 27th, 2017 at 2:22 PM|
49ers moving Ahmad Brooks to strong side LB | PFF

As part of the team’s shift in defensive scheme, LB Ahmad Brooks will be the strong side linebacker in 2017.

(Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

(Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

  • In the 49ers’ switch away from the 3-4 defense, LB Ahmad Brooks will play strong side linebacker in 2017.
  • Brooks has finished each of the past three seasons with overall grades south of 60.0. His lowest overall grade ever in a season prior to this stretch was his rookie season in 2006 when he put up a 71.5 overall grade.
  • With the Bengals his first two seasons, Brooks was used as a middle/inside linebacker. In his rookie season in 2006, Brooks recorded a stop percentage of 9.6 percent, ranking 15th out of 48 inside linebackers that played at least 100 run snaps.
  • Brooks has shown to be competent in coverage, which he’ll likely need to do more of as a strong side linebacker. His coverage grade of 72.4 ranked fifth last year out of edge defenders with at least 100 coverage snaps.

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