Biography: Two-year starter who led Michigan in tackles last season when he played linebacker and posted 80/8/1, intercepting one pass and breaking three more. Junior totals included 64/2/3.
Positives: Underrated defensive back with solid size and instincts. Quickly changes direction, goes sideline to sideline in centerfield, and effectively diagnoses the action. Solid open field tackler who wraps up at the point of attack. Physical, works to mix it up yet also plays smart football. Better-than-average skills in man coverage. Hard hitter, gives effort defending the run, and aggressively lays his shoulders into ball-carriers.
Negatives: Marginal playing speed and does not show closing burst. Bounced around the field and was unable to develop at one position the past two years.
Analysis: Brown has been a productive defender the past two seasons and is a physical, run-defending safety best between the numbers. He's unlikely to be drafted yet could easily make a roster as a ninth defensive back who should be productive on special teams.
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