Photo of Beniquez Brown
Grade
5.23 ?
  • 4.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Instead of playing for a third linebackers coach in five seasons, Brown followed the lead of former teammate and 2015 second-round pick Bernardrick McKinney to enter the NFL draft after his junior season. Brown didn't garner the accolades that McKinney did during his career with the Bulldogs, failing to make a coaches or media all-conference squad over the past three years. However, there is little question of his football acumen. He started the final three games of his redshirt freshman season, recording 39 tackles, 4.5 for loss in 13 games. Brown made plays as a starting outside linebacker in 2014, ranking second on the team with 62 tackles, seven for loss, and two interceptions. In 2015, NFL scouts started really noticing Brown's play on the outside as he racked up 99 tackles and blocked two kicks, including a potential game-winner by Arkansas in the game's final seconds. He ended his career on a sharp note, making nine stops, two for loss, against North Carolina State in the Belk Bowl.

Analysis

Strengths

Posted productive junior season in talent­-rich SEC. Likes the game played downhill. Wrap-­up tackler who finished with 100 total tackles and four sacks this season. Big enough to play through an angle block and work back into a play. Lively in his pursuit to the sideline and racks up tackles as mop­-up man on the perimeter. Communicative on the field helping to direct traffic.

Weaknesses

Marginal athlete lacking burst to the ball. Step slow to read and flow allowing climbing linemen to force him over the top of the block. Very average body control and balance through contact. Will occasionally side­step a block rather than taking it on with a shoulder and leveraging his gap. Instincts for run fits is sub-par. Needs better feel for seal blocks headed his way and must improve his hand usage.

NFL Comparison

Amarlo Herrera

Bottom Line

Tape doesn't always match ­up with the production numbers ­ especially against high-­end competition like Alabama and LSU. Brown's an able tackler and will flow into gaps looking for impact plays, but his average recognition time paired with marginal lateral quickness prevents him from consistently beating climbing blockers to the spot. Brown has some eventual starter ability but lacks the play traits teams covet from inside.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.