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Combine Results

Grade
4.96 ?
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 35 5/8" Arm Length
  • 255LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Brown has reportedly had multiple off-field issues since arriving in Eugene, including two fights with teammates and a domestic violence incident that did not result in charges because the authorities determined that his girlfriend was the instigator. Brown also nearly had his leg amputated after a horrific leg injury against Utah in November 2014, though after multiple surgeries he managed to get back on the field for the Ducks in 2016, earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors (33-426, five TD in nine games). Before the injury in his junior year, Brown was a first-team all-conference pick with 25 catches for 420 yards and six scores. The football and basketball star from Ohio played in 12 games as a freshman in 2012, catching two passes for 42 yards. Brown started five times as a sophomore (10-123, two TD), although he had a leg injury in August that kept him out of the season's first three games.

Analysis

Strengths

Big available target with good mass in both his upper and lower body. Has played in-line, as an H-back and from the slot. Will occasionally flash some potential as a blocker. Has enough foot quickness to get to reach blocks. Long strider with some build-up speed still left in the tank. Searches and sinks into space against zone. Tough and resilient. Uses his frame to post-up and stack defenders on goal line routes.

Weaknesses

Not instinctive as run blocker and takes some questionable angles in space. Looked less athletic and seemed to slow down as the season progressed. Unable to uncover at the top of his routes. Not a natural hands catcher to put it mildly. Tape is filled with drops and double-catches. Posted a double-digit drop rate in every season at Oregon. Often looked hesitant after the catch. Scouts concerned about his character. Gruesome leg injury from 2014 will get substantial vetting by medical staffs at combine.

Draft Projection

PFA

Bottom Line

Brown's 2014 leg injury appears to have taken away some of his functional athleticism and separation quickness. Brown has good size, but his poor hands and inconsistencies as a blocker will make it tough for him to stick on a roster unless he gets back to where he was pre-injury.
-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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