The Dallas Cowboys second pick in this year’s draft was offensive tackle #79, Robert Brewster. Robert was born to Robert and Delaney Brewster, July 30, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Robert is 6’4″ and weighs 325.
Bernie Barre coached Robert at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati where he lettered three times and also played basketball. Robert’s Senior year he was named Cincinnati Hills League Offensive Player of the Year; he was also named All-State, All-City and was named to the Tremendous 26 Division Player of the Year.
Brewster earned a starting position his true freshman year at Ball State. They started him at right offensive tackle for the the first four games and without any problems, he was moved to right guard for the the final seven games. He had 65 knockdown blocks, helping the Cardinals average almost 300 yards per game.
Brewster was graded at 82.7% for his blocking consistency, delivering nine touchdown resulting blocks the next year. The Cardinals reduced their sacks allowed to 28 and averaged 351.2 yards per game.
In 2007, Brewster collected 105 knockdowns and had 13 blocks for touchdowns in 13 games. The Cardinals offense averaged 433.8 yards per game. With that type of play, Brewster was an All-Mid-American Conference pick.
Brewster’s final college year, he earned All-American midseason honors from Sports Illustrated and was All MAC first team choice. Brewster only allowed 2.5 quarterback sacks on 405 pass plays. He led the conference with 100 knockdowns and came in second with 14 touchdown-resulting blocks.
With all of those knockdowns, he sounds a lot like ‘Too Tall’ Jones. I haven’t heard a lot about this rookie, but I am looking forward to see what he can do at training camp. We all know how much press an offensive linemen gets right?