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Photo of Curtis Brown
Curtis Brown (DB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    185 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Texas
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 31 (95)

Pick Analysis: Brown gives Mike Tomlin an athletic corner with skills to throw into the cornerback rotation. He possesses a nice combination of size, speed and athleticism, and is a nice fit in the team's zone-based scheme. He should compete for time as a nickel or dime corner during his first season.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 sec
  • Bench Press10.0 reps
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Overview

Brown has great foot speed and enough size to develop into a quality starting cornerback at the next level. He has the long speed to blanket receivers on go routes and the hip fluidity to maintain momentum on double moves. He is effective on an island in man coverage and is well positioned in zone. He is a bit of a liability in run support, but he is a quick-twitched athlete that should not have a problem covering agile slot receivers in the NFL. Brown should be able to play immediately in nickel and dime packages and he will probably be a second day pick.


Strengths

Brown has good length and excellent speed. Explosive in transition and can stick with shifty receivers in man coverage. Confident kid that can jump underneath routes in zone coverage. Possesses very good ball skills and can cover taller receivers in jump ball situations. Effective in press coverage

Weaknesses

Peeks in the backfield at times and can be burned by ball fakes. Lacks bulk and struggles to disengage from receivers in run support. Does not show the ability to break down ball carriers in space and is a bit of an arm tackler. Not a playmaker despite having good ball skills.

Grade

6.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - CB Curtis Brown, Texas

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:10 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Texas cornerback Curtis Brown.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Curtis Brown

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 07:52 p.m.

    Watch Texas DB Curtis Brown work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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