Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
Brown was an All-District wide receiver at Houston's Alief Taylor High School (though he was born in Baton Rouge), receiving scholarship offers from major programs throughout the country. He chose to play for Oklahoma State's high-powered offense, though he never became the focal point of the Cowboys' attack. He redshirted in 2014, and then missed the 2015 season due to a Lisfranc injury in his foot suffered during preseason practice. Coaches moved him to the "Cowboy Back" position before the 2016 season, a hybrid tight end/fullback spot. He played in eight games with one start that year, catching just two passes for 47 yards (23.5 average). Brown played in 10 games the following fall, starting twice and grabbing four receptions for 56 yards (14.0 average). In 2018, he decided to move closer to home as a graduate transfer, enrolling at Texas State. He wound up leading the Bobcats with 47 receptions for 556 yards (11.8 average) and five touchdowns in 11 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
Round 7-Priority free agent
OverviewChallenging sample size to sift through with one year of production and only three big games inside that season. At best, Brown is a below-average blocker who will need plenty of work and additional grit before he's ready to handle those chores in the NFL. However, his athletic ability and play speed both before and after the catch might make him a project that teams are willing to take on and develop as a Day 3 flier.
- Former wide receiver who still runs like it
- Above-average athletic ability for the position
- Too fast for most linebackers
- Has potential to become a threat on second and third levels
- Trouble-maker once the ball is in his hands
- Factored on jet sweeps and tight end screens
- Uses speed and change of direction to weave past and around prospective tacklers
- Makes quick-grab catches heading into traffic.
- More than half (56 percent) of his 2018 receiving yards and 4 of 5 touchdowns came in three games
- Complete non-factor while at Oklahoma State
- Needs to improve toughness and technique to functional level as blocker
- Takes bad angles as move blocker
- Jammed up by press coverage and aggressively redirected
- Has issues dipping low to scoop out the worm burners.
Pro Bowl-caliber player
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
Should become instant starter
Chance to become NFL starter
NFL backup or special teams potential
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
Should be in an NFL training camp
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
Likely needs time in developmental league