• Houston
  • Houston Cougars

Christian Brathwaite

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 218

Prospect Info

  • High School Cy Ranch
  • City Cypress, TX
  • Exp 2023 - 2024

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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 11/08/2022

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Good-sized, classic off-ball linebacker whose game is more oriented to the box and playing forward. Owns requisite height, length, and mass to play early, plus some frame space to add more size if desired.

Plays with above average engaging violence when meeting blocks and a physical style that transcends situation. Owns the size and strength to manage traffic. Flashes impressive close-quarters striking power.

Presses his defensive linemen in a similar fashion to a patient running back with his blockers. Has a knack for getting skinny through creases and squeezing into routes to the football.

Run-game instincts include generally good pursuit angles. Displays encouraging foot quickness and lateral suddenness to redirect as needed, whether if overextended or changing path to the ball.

Flashes intriguing blitzing ability and pass-rush feel when aligned from the edge or shooting the A-gap. Initial burst, closing speed, and length could provide a situational pass-rushing option if desired.

Good combine tester early in high school career. Senior season functional athleticism supports the prior data. Sometimes gets greedy going for the strip, resulting in extra yardage.

Solid tackler with strong hands, but arrives high at times. Older athletic testing suggests competency in space, but coverage context is limited. Missed the majority of his junior season with an injury.

Stout, traffic-navigating linebacker with good functional athleticism and physical specs. Likely will provide role versatility and personnel flexibility. Projects to the Power Five level as an eventual quality starter who could develop into an NFL Draft candidate.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also owns limited track and field experience.
Posted a 100-1 discus throw as a junior in Feb. 2022.
Ran a 12.54 100 and threw a 97-8.5 discus as a sophomore in Spring 2021.
Ran a 12.10 100 as a freshman in Feb. 2020.
2021: Missed all but three games of junior season with an injury,
2020: Texas District 16-6A first-team selection as a sophomore.

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