- AProjectionRound 1
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Strong Points: Great size and length. Very good body control and overall athleticism. Good play speed with a burst. Shows quick feet, very good change of direction and balance. Flashed strong route-running ability. Separates vs. college defensive backs. Adjusts to the ball very well, can snatch it and has the flexibility to turn and make the difficult catch. Very good runner after the catch. Can dominate when he wants.
Weak Points: There are times during games when he just doesn't seem into it and looks lackadaisical. Not a consistent all-out competitor and performer. Has some diva to him. Not a burner. The Ole Miss route tree is minimal.
The Way We See It: A third-year junior, Brown was highly productive at Ole Miss with 160 receptions for 2,572 yards and 17 touchdowns the past two seasons. As productive as he was, he would have done even more if he consistently went all out. Brown has very good size, and paired with his strength and power, he can be used in a variety of ways by his NFL team. He should be able to create mismatch problems for defenses. Brown has the skill set to be at the very least a solid No. 2 receiver, but if he pays attention to detail he may become a good No. 1. Brown is still a bit raw as a route runner, but he's one of the more talented receivers in his class.
Hub Arkush: Brown is a little tough to evaluate because playing in the same offense as D.K. Metcalf who is the No. 1 wideout on most boards for this year's Draft it's difficult to know how much he benefitted from the attention Metcalf demands. Brown was extremely productive though and can be a mismatch nightmare for nickel corners when he lines up in the slot. What is unique about him is his 6-0 Â½, 226-pound stature that makes him look more like a linebacker or tight end than wideout. Brown does an excellent job of using his body to wall off defenders, can outmuscle almost any DB and he has great strength in his hands and is a very willing blocker. The biggest rap on Brown is does appear to take a play off every once in a while and he can go through stretches where he appears to lose interest. If he conquers that he could be a beast.
Best Fit: Colts, Lions, 49ers, Ravens, Steelers
Red Flags: Focus, consistent effort, explosiveness, questionable blocker
NFL Comp: Anquan Boldin, Sterling Sharpe