Scouting Report:

Brown has the potential to be a solid #2 receiver in the NFL but he might struggle to create consistent separation against more athletic defenders.

Positives: Brown has solid size and he has good quickness for a receiver. He has very good hands and catches passes well away from his body without letting them get into his pads. He has good concentration, adjusts well to the ball in the air even if it is underthrown and plays the ball well in the air. Offers some elusiveness as a receiver once he makes the catch and can make guys miss in the open field. Runs very good routes and has good quickness and burst to help him create separation. Has a good feel for the position as a receiver because he is very experienced and was very productive in college.

Negatives: Does not have impressive size or straight line speed for the position and will not be much of a deep threat in the NFL. He will likely be a possession receiver in the NFL and may struggle to create consistent separation even though he has a good burst and quickness despite his poor straight line speed.

Overall: Brown is a very reliable pass catcher who may not project perfectly to the NFL due to his unimpressive straight line speed but I think his hands and burst will serve him well enough that he will be a relatively effective receiver in the NFL. I don’t think he will be a great #2, but his ceiling is that of a pretty good/solid #2 and if not that I think he will be a solid contributor as a #3 or #4 receiver despite his lack of deep speed.

Projection: 3rd/4th round. Brown has good ability but his upside is limited because of his lack of straight line speed.

SKILLS
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 2.5
Hands: 4.0
After Catch: 3.0
Body Control: 3.5
Range: 3.0

Thanks for reading!

–Tom