Biography: Two-year starter who finished with 52 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass breakups as a senior. Missed 2010 season due to violation of NCAA rules. Junior numbers included 66/3/9.
Positives: Skilled defensive back with average size/speed numbers. Plays with an aggressive attitude, fast up the field defending the run and mixes it up with opponents throughout the route. Shows a good head for the ball and a burst to the action out of his plant. Reads receivers? eyes, gets his head back around to locate the ball and displays a sense of timing in pass defense. Effectively positions himself against opponents to make plays on the ball. Does a good job in man-to-man coverage situations in the short and intermediate field.
Negatives: Lacks top-end speed and struggles staying downfield with opponents. Slow out of his transition and loses a half step to opponents off the line of scrimmage. Possesses a thick lower body that is more reminiscent of a running back or safety rather than cornerback.
Analysis: Brown has been a solid player on the college level, but he lacks the physical skills to be a starter in the NFL. He offers a good head for the game and makes a lot of plays on the football, talents that will get him consideration in a zone system.
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