Brown comes from an athletic family, as his brother, Trevor, is currently a tight end for the Cougars, and his other brother, Les, was a basketball player at Westminster College. Braden Brown didn't just spend his time at BYU playing football, as he participated in a service project with Engage Now Service Expedition to Cuenca, Ecuador to help build a school, build irrigation systems and taught young villagers how to play football.
Brown redshirted his first year on campus, but received the Bill McNabb Personal Best Offensive Scout Award. In 2009, he saw action in all 13 games, and logged two starts at right tackle after converting from tight end. Throughout the rest of his final three seasons, Brown started all 39 of his team's games. In his junior year, Brown was named to Phil Steele's All-Independent second team. As a senior, Brown was named to the FBS All-Independent team, and earned an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.