Photo of Andre Brown
Grade
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  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 224LBS. Weight

Overview

Brown never produced a 1,000-yard rushing season for the Wolfpck, but he also never had more than 175 carries. He reached that number his senior year, totaling 767 yards and seven touchdowns despite coming off two surgeries on a fractured left foot suffered in 2007. Brown was also the second-leading receiver for the WolfPack in 2008 with 29 catches for 309 yards and two scores. NFL teams running a zone-blocking scheme feel he's a nice fit for their one-cut-and-go system. Had an arm span of 32 1/8 inches and a hand span of 9 3/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall and thick in upper and lower bodies. Strong straight-ahead runner. Nimble enough to sidestep and find a running lane. Lowers his pads to run over tacklers. Will keep his legs churning in short-yardage situations and carry linebackers and safeties for a few yards. Able to stand up to blitzing linebackers. Productive receiver who is a mismatch against safeties in the open field. Negatives: Runs tall. Lacks elite speed, taking a few steps to get going. Inconsistent hands out of the backfield, body-catches too often. Tends to dance in the hole if there is anyone in his sight. Does not have the quickness to make defenders miss once stopped. Must have more awareness of blitzers off the edge. His left foot must be checked out medically, as he fractured it in 2007 and had another surgery in spring 2008.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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