Photo of Ryan Brown
Grade
4.5 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 266LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Hard worker in classrooms and on the field. Very aware of screen passes developing and covers them up. Two-year starter who was also an active contributor on special teams. Plays with hand up and down. Comes off the ball with decent quickness. Tall with good arm length. Invited to play in East-West Shrine Game.

Weaknesses

Lack of feel or awareness for trap blocks coming across the formation. No functional play strengths. Can’t generate penetration or push. Once blockers latch on, he’s finished. Straight legged player who gets widened when trying to set edges and who lacks the movement to change direction and get after the passer.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Bottom Line

Brown has the long-­levered frame that is often predictive of an edge bending pass rusher, but that is not the case with his play. Brown plays entirely too upright to corner with effectiveness as a rusher and is lacking in play strength necessary to hold his ground against the run.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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