- AProjectionRound 1-2
- Arm30 ½
Strong Points: Speed, speed and more speed … then add the quickness.Fearless despite his size. Big play waiting to happen. Separates with ease. Good hands and tracks the ball well. Exciting after the catch. Return experience. Very difficult to cover one on one at the college level. Played both inside and outside at Oklahoma.
Weak Points: Lacks size, strength and growth potential. Small hands? Issues with drops, ball security. Did not return kicks at Oklahoma after doing so in JuCo. Can struggle to defeat the press.
The Way We See It: One of the more exciting talents in college football, Brown only played two seasons at Oklahoma after transferring from junior college. He is very quick off the line of scrimmage, using his speed and quickness to avoid jams. But if a corner gets his hands on him, Brown can be re-routed. Still, he possesses exceptional quickness as a route runner to create easy cushion. Gets open short and deep, and if he catches the ball in the open field, he's gone. Brown is a little guy, but he's tough and fearless. Some players in this mold have NFL success (Tyreek Hill) and others fail (Tavon Austin). If Brown lands with the right team, he'll be a big-time NFL playmaker. He should be able to play inside and outside and possibly return kicks, which would be a plus. He will be drafted early because of his speed and playmaking potential.
Hub Arkush: The fastest receiver in this draft, Brown was extremely productive in Norman, averaging 19.6 YPC on 1,095 yards with Baker Mayfield in 2017 and 17.6 on 1,318 with Kyler Murray last season. But he's also tiny at 5-9, 166 pounds and needs a lot of work on his route running after relying mainly on his 4.3 speed and great quickness in college. Brown needs work adjusting to the ball on deep throws, and to add just a dash more intrigue, he is a first cousin to Antonio Brown.
Best Fit: 49ers, Jets, Lions, Bills, Titans, Steelers, Ravens, Patriots
Red Flags: Size. Not great route runner. Won't win in traffic.
NFL Comp: DeSean Jackson, T.Y. Hilton, Taylor Gabriel