Shakur Brown NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Pittsburgh Steelers CB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

Michigan State cornerback Shakur Brown runs on the field during an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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 5'9 3/4"

WEIGHT: 185 lbs



—Opportunistic player with very good vision and awareness in the underneath zones.

—Plays with quick feet and good balance.

—Strong tackler who cuts the ball-carrier down.

—Able to get head around quickly to identify balls in the air.

—Strong hands when catching the ball away from the body.



—Overall size and length when competing for balls.

—Short strider who lacks the elite top-end speed.

—Durability is a question because of his slender frame.



—7 Games: 25 tackles, 5 INT, 4 PBU



Brown is an exciting player to watch. His scrappy play style along with quick feet and instincts to consistently put himself in great positions. He uses his awareness and hustle to capitalize on tipped and overthrown balls. He's a physical player for his size and throws his body into tackles. He also plays well in the slot, utilizing his quickness, balance and positioning.

He has patience to allow receivers to declare their route and the feet to cover shiftier players. Brown has shown the ball skills to get his head around and find the ball, along with the hands to pluck the ball out of the air. His versatility will allow him to first compete for a starting nickel role while also giving depth to the outside corner position when needed.


GRADE: 6.8/10 (Future Role Player/Spot Starter - Round 4)




Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings