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Grading System
TONY BROWN
Position: DE
Class: Sr
School: Memphis
Conference: C-USA
Ht., Wt.: 6'1, 275
40 Time: 4.91
Grade: 3.25

BIO: Three-year starter who also played extensively as a red-shirt freshman. Second-team All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 65 tackles with 12 tackles for loss and four sacks. Posted 68-10-7 the prior year after 42-10-3 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Explosive edge rusher who makes a lot of plays into the opponents backfield. Quick off the snap, keeps his pads low and plays with leverage. Fluid changing direction, strong lower body and gets push up the field. Effective stuffing the run or rushing the passer.

NEGATIVES: Haphazard, lacks balance and a closing burst of speed. Engulfed by opponents. Could improve his hand technique.

ANALYSIS: Size limitations will always be a problem, but quickness and abilities to play with leverage could push him inside for a team that needs a three technique lineman.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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