Photo of Charles Brown
Grade
68.7 ?
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 28 7/8" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Brown was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels who returned for his senior season after missing 2010 due to a suspension for NCAA violations regarding contact with agents. Brown is a great player in run support who brings power into his tackles and also displays physicality when defending man-to-man in the pass game. He is a quick-twitch player who can struggle when turning to let loose and run on a straight line. He is a bit undersized, but this is less of a concern for Brown than others considering the physical nature of his play. Brown has a tendency to play cautiously to prevent getting beat deep, which can affect his play in zone coverage. He is far from an electric athlete. Expect him to be selected in the fifth or sixth round.

Analysis

Strengths

Charles is a physical corner despite his size and is a true influence from his corner position in the run game. He can jam receivers well at the line of scrimmage, which helps to mask some of his speed and recovery issues. He may struggle reacting to plays in zone and works better out of man coverage, where he has displayed the type of ability to cover 1-on-1 at the next level. He is an explosive athlete who has shown the ability to be a confident "island" corner. Look for him to play more toward the field in schemes to utilize his tackling ability in run support.

Weaknesses

Brown is a bit undersized and can struggle when covering for long periods of time in space. He is a good closed-quarters athlete but will have trouble adapting if he has to play consistent man coverage in the NFL.
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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.