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Combine Results

Grade
4.96 ?
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 234LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

2014: Played in all 13 games, starting the first four. 2013: Played in all 13 games and started in the final six. 2012: Missed entire season with torn MCL in right knee and redshirted. 2011: Played in 12 games with three starts. 2010: Played in the final 10 games as a backup RB after not receiving any action in the opening three games of the season.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.65 and 4.63 seconds
Vertical jump: 32 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 1 inch
Short shuttle: 4.42 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.05 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Big back with power potential. Adequate vision with lower-body strength to dismiss angle tackles lacking commitment. Effectively presses line of scrimmage on inside zone runs. Runs along scheduled track and generally stays square to line of scrimmage. Soft hands out of the backfield and has enough straight-line speed to win on wheel route. Size and strength to become above average in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Rarely uses his size to punish. No wiggle and only gets what is there. Stiff hips and gears way down to make rounded cut. Not enough burst to accelerate through smaller creases. Urgency and desire missing as a runner. Inconsistent pad level into second level. Falls forward but doesn't compete hard for extra yardage. Converted just more than 50 percent on third/fourth-and-1. Fell to bottom of depth chart and had only one carry over last six games of the season. According to scouts, Louisville staff not a fan of his practice effort.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Toby Gerhart

Bottom Line

Big back who doesn't usually run like it and rarely imposes his will on second-level tacklers. Content to do just enough to get by, according to key evaluators in the league, and his loss of playing time was about effort and work ethic, which isn't going to sit well with NFL teams. Brown's size gives him a shot, but he doesn't have the creativity as a runner to make it if power isn't his calling card in the NFL.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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