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Combine Results

5.06 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.86 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.32 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 224LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands


2014: Second-team All-Big 12. Started all 13 games. Led team with 708 rush yards. 2013: Second-team All-Big 12. Played in all 13 games, starting the final four games. 2012: Played in eight games with one start. Missed five games after suffering a high left ankle sprain. 2011: Played in 10 games with seven starts.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.52 and 4.5 seconds



Strong finisher who gathers and delivers a blow at point of initial impact. Will run through arm tackles. Falls forward and churns out as much as he can from his runs. Showed ability to wear down defenses. Plus blocker who steps up to take on blitzers. Capable pass receiver out of backfield. Rarely hesitates as a runner. Has decent jump-cut in the hole to avoid sudden traffic. Had success with zone plays early in his career. Known as a good worker in the weight room and considered a quiet, high-character player and person.


Has no turbo in his tank. No real dynamic potential as a runner. Only gains yards that he is supposed to gain. Lacks creativity to put moves together in open field. Marginal change-of-direction talent with very little lateral ability. Rounds off cuts. Scouts doubt his potential to turn the corner as a runner and believe he will have to make his living as a grinder.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I was really down on Brown because so much was expected of him when he came to Texas. The more I'm around him and the more I watch him on tape, the more I think that he can be a quality backup in the NFL who can step in and do a serviceable job if called on to start." -- AFC South scout

NFL Comparison

Chris Ogbonnaya

Bottom Line

North-south runner with a willingness to grab his hard hat and do the dirty work. He's at his best as a high-volume runner who can wear down defenses. He possesses the size, toughness and ability to play on all three downs and that will catch the eyes of teams looking for depth at running back.
-Lance Zierlein
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.