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Grading System
CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown - HB Position: HB
Class: Underclassman
School: Colorado
Conference: Big 12
Ht., Wt.: 6'2½, 220
40 Time: 4.55
Grade: 3.88

Selected by Tennessee Titans
Round 3, pick 29 (93 overall)
BIO: Junior-eligible who followed Gary Barnett to Boulder after transferring from Northwestern in 1999. Leaves college after carrying the ball 275 times for 1,744 yards and 18 scores last season, also catching five passes for 40 yards. First-team All-Conference selection leading the Big 12 in rushing yards and all purpose yards in 2002. Honorable Mention Big 12 pick as a sophomore, leading the team on the ground with 190-946-16 and catching 6-36-0. Ran fast forty times (4.35 range) on a speedy track during recent workouts.

POSITIVES: Big, powerful interior runner who can carry the offense. Keeps his feet driving up the field, strong lower body and finishes runs. Puts his shoulders into opponents, carries the pile and picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Rarely brought down by the first defender and falls forward when tackled, picking up precious yardage. Also displays a good amount of instinct carrying the ball; sees the field, patient and follows blocks. Deceptive running outside of tackle or bouncing it to the corner avoiding piles. Adequate skills catching the ball.

NEGATIVES: Not elusive, lacks the quick footwork and open field speed. Much better in a straight line and gets caught in the backfield when he does too much east-west running at the next level. Rarely involved in the passing game. Has a history of minor nicks and bruises which have sidelined him.

ANALYSIS: Not as good as his stats would lead one to believe. May not be a 20-carries-per-game-back at the next level and will be down graded accordingly.

PROJECTION: Mid Second Round


Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
5 40 8 0

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1840 304 6.05 19

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