NFL.COM DRAFT GRADE-61.5
Russell’s career started with an injury setback (knee), but he rebounded with a vengeance. Brent used his competitiveness and agility to become one of the top defenders at the FCS level and a legitimate NFL prospect.
Russ Lande from National Football Post had this to say about Brent:
While Russell lacks the ideal size to overpower NFL offensive linemen, he has dominated with his strength at this lower level of football and needs to prove to NFL teams that he can play strong at the next level despite weighing less than 300 pounds. He plays with great intensity on every snap and scouts at this game will be interested to evaluate whether Russell’s initial quickness is good enough for him to be a consistently disruptive gap shooting force in the NFL as he often has been at Georgia Southern.