One thing that Broughton has going for him is how scheme-versatile TCU's D was. The fact that they ran a 4-2-5 with the left side and the right side of the D operating independent of each other (google TCU's D explanation for more) - It was often left up to the DEs to cover short routes by the TEs, RBs and slot guys (as there were only 2 LBs immediately behind them). His lateral speed was very good tracking sideline to sideline... The thing Broughton was lacking was actual game experience due to him coming to the game of football late and having other outside factors affecting his focus. Much like JPP before and Ziggy this year - He's still very raw. Settling into the position change this year and becoming a student of the game in order to increase his knowledge and reduce reaction time will be critical. The good news is - He's embraced the fact that he's been given a golden ticket should he decide to use it and by all accounts he's taking it seriously.
See how much better Jerry Hughes was this past year after moving him to OLB?
Broughton's measurables are better than those of Hughes.
This post was edited on 3/19 at 3:58 pm