Following the NFL Draft, Tony Brooks-James was offered a tryout during the team’s Rookie Mini-Camp next week. He will also try out for the Seattle Seahawks this week.
For the former Oregon Football Running Back, two opportunities to showcase your talents on the field is better than one. For Brooks-James, his talent level is great, when he is healthy. He was showcased more during his Junior Season when Royce Freeman was the featured Running Back. Last season, Brooks-James entered the season as the likely Starter but was overtaken by CJ Verdell.
Tony Brook-James has a chance with two teams that are in NEED of a Running Back. His speed will certainly come into play and he is a player that can also catch the ball out of the backfield, along with knowing blocking schemes. His versatility should be enough to land him on the field in the NFL either as a Running Back or a Special Teams player, both of which he had experience with at the University of Oregon.
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The former Oregon Duck will spend time with the Seattle Seahawks this week with a Rookie Camp running through Sunday before heading to Atlanta to workout with the Falcons next week.
While he is in Seattle, he will also likely catch up with NFL Draft pick Ugo Amadi, who was selected by Seattle. Amadi also recently became a father and has a very bright future ahead with the Seattle Seahawks.
Tony Brooks-James rushed for over 1800 yards and 18 touchdowns for Oregon Football, along with some impressive numbers as a return man. Over the last two seasons he has averaged over 25 yards on both kickoff and punt return duties for the Ducks.
Brooks-James has put himself in a good position to land with an NFL team over the coming weeks and he can do it in multiple ways with a good showing in Camp.