Kansas State - Wildcats
Bryce Brown - #8 - RB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/13/2012 Kansas State Pro Day||5-11 1/2||223||9 5/8||30 1/2||74 1/4||4.49||22||9'9"||34||4.20||11.64||7.04|
The Kansas prep was named to the USA Today and Parade All-America teams. Began his collegiate career at Tennessee in 2009, where he rushed 101 times for 460 yards (4.6-yard average) and three touchdowns in 12 games as a true freshman. Caught 10 passes for 137 yards (13.7-yard average) and one score in addition to returning two kickoffs for 19 yards (9.5-yard average). Missed the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech with a concussion. Transferred to Kansas State and had to sit out the ’10 season per NCAA regulations and pay his own way after Tennessee refused to release him from his scholarship. Played in only two games in ’11 before leaving the team because he was upset about his playing time and registered 3-16-0 (5.3) on the ground and 1-3-0 (3.0) as a receiver. His brother, Arthur, was Kansas State’s leading tackler during the season. Will be a 21-year-old rookie.Positives:
Very good size and growth potential. Athletic and quick-footed. Sidesteps penetration and flashes instinctive one-cut ability. Nice balance and vision. Sees the cutback. Has some shake to make people miss. Functional short receiver. Barely worked up a sweat in college and has considerable tread remaining on the tires.Negatives:
Suspect character and stability. Has been dinged up and durability could be a concern. Lacks elite, top-end speed. Runs upright and needs to learn to lower his pads through contact. Goes down too easily for his size. Can do a better job protecting the ball (carries loosely). Needs to improve in pass protection. Is immature and thinks he’s better than he is. Too easily led astray and could be a danger to himself with NFL cash in his pocket. Significant bust factor.Summary:
Big, overhyped, physically talented, zone runner with reject character concerns. Has been a problem child dating all the way back to his recruiting process. Skipped out on two programs before a head-scratching decision to leave school early, and will have to outrun his reputation to avoid washing out.
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