Brown displays natural cover skills

Posted Jan. 29, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m.
Posted By Nolan Nawrocki

The following is the last in a series of scouting reports for draft prospects who are participating in this year's Senior Bowl. These reports from PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki ran throughout the week leading up to Saturday evening's game in Mobile, Ala.

 

CB Curtis Brown
University of Texas
Height:
5-11 5⁄8 Weight: 180 Speed: 4.50e
Arm: 32 Hand: 9 3⁄4 Age: 22

Upside

- Quick feet, loose hips, good acceleration

- Transitions without losing much speed

- Good plant-and-drive quickness

- Good cover skills

- Extensive special-teams experience

Downside

- Just two career interceptions

- Needs to improve functional strength to jam at the line

- Could struggle vs. physical receivers

- Flat-footed pedal

- Tackling ability is just adequate

The way we see it

Experienced, athletic, confident man-cover corner with good length, twitch, play speed and natural cover skills to shadow receivers. Needs to get stronger and does not have great ball production. Offers added value as a PR and could develop into a dependable No. 2.