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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Jason Brown - C

 Jason Brown Grade: 3.59
 Position: C
 Class: Sr
 School: North Carolina
 Conference: ACC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 313
 40 Time: 5.58
  Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
  Round 4, pick 23 (124 overall)

BIO: Two-year starter at center who began his career as an offensive tackle. All-Conference and All-Academic selection as a senior. Holds school records in the squat (775 pounds) and power clean (419 pounds).

POSITIVES: Strong, explosive center who opens up the middle of the field. Quickly gets off the snap, bends his knees, then plays with leverage. Nasty, and always looking to hit someone. Sees the field and displays good awareness. Outstanding position blocker on the second level who seals running lanes. Adequate skill in space or moving laterally. Patient in pass protection, keeps his feet active throughout the play and jolts opponents with hand punch. Effective with the shotgun snap.

NEGATIVES: Stiff in his upper body. Slow to adjust and has difficulty getting to the spot picking up blitzes. Played poorly during the Senior Bowl.

ANALYSIS: Intelligent and nasty at the same time, Brown is an effective run-blocking center who also does well in pass protection. Must shed some weight, which will help him move in the middle of the line. Solid selection during the second half of the draft.s first day, and could eventually develop into a starter.

PROJECTION: Mid Third Round

Photo: ACC

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