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Antonio Brown (WR)
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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 26 (195)
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Pick Analysis: Antonio Brown has 4.4 speed, and was highly productive in college. He'll compete for a backup spot with the Steelers, who earlier took wideout Emmanuel Sanders. With Santonio Holmes gone, and Limas Sweed yet to meet expectations, Pittsburgh is clearly attempting to bolster its receiving corps.

Overview

Brown is an extremely productive receiver from a relatively smaller level football program that could use another year in college to continue to develop physically. He is undersized and will initially struggle with the physical aspects of the game at the next level. He generally has lined up out of the slot and would have trouble with his release against some of the physical cornerbacks at the next level if he lines up on the line of scrimmage. He is explosive off the line and will show a good burst out of his speed cuts but needs work on his hard cuts and underneath routes. He has decent hands but it looks like the ball gets big on him at times and he traps too many passes in his body.


Strengths

Brown has a really nice combination of quickness and speed. Has been extremely productive during his college career. Shows very impressive initial quickness when exploding off the line. Displays good agility as a route-runner and with the ball after the catch.

Weaknesses

Lacks size. Not tall and does not possess enough bulk at this time. Needs to add strength to more effectively beat press coverage and battled for the ball in the air. Route running skills could use some refinement. Needs to become more consistent catching the ball in a crowd.

Grade

3.8

 
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