Terrence Brooks looked like a potential starting free safety

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens' rookie had a great showing against Washington.

Terrence Brooks made the most of his chance to run with the first team in Saturday's preseason 23-17 win over Washington.

Getting a look with the ones, Brooks recorded three tackles and a sack, showcasing his speed in the back end. His sack came when Robert Griffin III decided to role out and extend a play. Brooks decided to sprint toward the quarterback, who still couldn't find a receiver downfield.

Brooks kept Griffin in his sight and brought the former Heisman Trophy winner down for a loss of five yards.

Brooks looked smooth at times out there, and showed off how fast he can play on the football field. It makes you wonder if Brooks should get a look at being the Ravens' starting free safety.

"I definitely saw a lot more things out there, and I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the NFL experience in general," Brooks told reporters after the game. "So to go out there tonight and make the plays I did, felt really good, and I feel I'm actually getting better with this defense."

Brooks added that he's not thinking too much on the field anymore, which is why he's been able to stand out in preseason games and in practice.

"I feel I've been able to eliminate the clutter, so my attitude is, it's just football," Brooks said. "I just need to do the things I've been doing, get more comfortable. And I really feel I've taken the steps to do that."


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