Photo of Christian Brown
Grade
4.99 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 305LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Good interior athlete. Flashes some twitch in his movements. Comes off the snap with a lively step and has quickness to beat blockers across their face. Good upper body power to press blockers off of chest and create arm extension. Able to shed blockers with some quickness when needed. Has pop in his initial punch to rattle opponent's pads. Has experience at nose, three-technique and five-technique. Finds running backs quickly and tries to mirror their gap choice. Batted down four passes, recovered two fumbles and blocked a kick in final season at WVU.

Weaknesses

Pad level creates unnecessary problems for him. Inconsistent anchor. Allows blockers underneath his pads and can be driven off his spot. Base and balance could use improvement. Initial punch will miss the mark and land up high on opponent's pads. Has been relative non-factor as pass rusher. Plays the blocker rather than working past him. Rushes with excessive movement without really gaining ground. Needs to play with better composure; had four penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct and late hits.

Draft Projection

PFA

Bottom Line

Athletic defensive tackle who has been more solid than good. Brown lacks the size along the interior but does come off the ball with some quickness and has moldable attributes. Brown has enough ability to become a rotational interior defender if a team can help him iron out his pad-level issues.
-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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