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Grade
82.2 ?
  • 5.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 34 1/2" Arm Length
  • 306LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Brown excelled at the left tackle position for Troy, rarely allowing a sack during his tenure as the blindside blocker, but he projects to guard in the NFL, as he doesn't quite have the height to stay outside at the next level. He is a better run blocker than he is a pass protector, which provides further reasoning for the move inside. If he can be taught the guard position and excel there, his versatility gives him added value. He is expected to be taken toward the end of the second round by a team looking for line depth.

Analysis

Strengths

Brown has the initial quickness to move inside to guard and jolt defenders back off the snap. He is a solid run blocker who can clear gaps and keep his man near him once engaged. Defenders rarely fall off his blocks, and he is a rather effective athlete moving up field and can sink his hips to fit on a block, which would serve him well when pulling. He is a competitive blocker who always works until he hears the whistle.

Weaknesses

Brown didn't play inside at guard in college, so there will be a learning curve in his transitional phase. He is only an average pass blocker. His footwork is effective but he can often get beat by falling forward and being too aggressive once in his set and losing his balance. These attributes would support a move inside because of the trouble he could face going up against bigger, more athletic ends at the tackle position.
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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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