Photo of Everette Brown
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  • 4.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 256LBS. Weight

Overview

A dynamic athlete capable of reviving the dormant Florida State tradition of producing NFL pass rushers, Brown left the Seminoles after an All-American junior season highlighted by 21.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. Possesses rare burst and often beat offensive tackles off the snap, but unlike many of the other top-ranked pass rushers of the 2009 draft, Brown also features impressive hand technique and the combination of balance and flexibility to change direction quickly to make plays in space. An ascending talent who has virtually doubled his production each of his three seasons, Brown could make an immediate impact in the NFL as either a right defensive end in the 4-3 alignment or as a rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rangy, athletic build with plenty of room for additional growth. ... Rare initial quickness off the snap. ... Has the speed to quickly force the blocking tackle wide. ... Good flexibility and balance to dip his shoulder and slip under the tackle to collapse the pocket. ... Wide variety of counter moves for an underclassman. ... Good spin and reverse spin and uses his hands well. ... Good hump, rip and swim technique. ... Closes quickly and can explode into the ballcarrier, creating turnovers. ... Impressive lower-body strength to hold up against the run, despite his lack of size. ... Experienced as a stand-up rusher and out of the three-point stance. ... Good lateral quickness and straight-line speed to keep contain and to make plays in pursuit. ... Good change-of-direction agility and balance to turn and run in space. ... Ascending talent. Negatives: Bit of a "tweener," surprisingly strong at the point of attack but lacks the bulk and upper-body strength to split double-teams. ... Rarely used in coverage, so transition to 3-4 rush linebacker could take some time. ... Moved around in the FSU defense to create mismatches. ... Struggles of recent FSU pass rushers acclimating to the NFL cannot be ignored.
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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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