Two-year starter named Second Team All-SEC in 2016, leading the team with 9.5 tackles for loss while recording 31 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Made 29 tackles (6.5 for loss) with three sacks as a sophomore in 2015. Redshirt freshman totals include 21 tackles (four for loss) and two forced fumbles.
Undersized but explosive defensive line prospect with potential as a three-technique tackle. Fires off the snap with an explosive first step, plays with tremendous pad level and works his hands throughout the action. Relentless, quick in all his actions and rarely off his feet. Displays tremendous hand technique protecting himself or getting off blocks. Fluid changing direction, fires through the gaps to make plays behind the line of scrimmage or gets outside the box in pursuit of the action.
Average size and gets out-positioned from the play or controlled by a single blocker. Shows average strength and is mostly a first-step lineman.
Brantley was productive the past two seasons at Florida but comes with size limitations. He could be an asset on the inside of a four-man front yet needs to play in a system where he’s placed next to a wide-bodied lineman.