—Very good lateral movement.
—Has fluid hips, with ability to stop and go.
—Has the long speed to run with receivers downfield.
—Likes to get hands on receiver to ride them through the route.
—Valuable kick returner with versatility for cover teams.
—Can be overly aggressive in press coverage, losing his original position and leverage.
—Tends to lean on receivers too much. He's a handsy player.
—Lack of size shows up. He can get bumped off his line downfield or at the point of contact on run.
10 games: 31 tackles, 3 INT, 6 PBU
—Career kick-returner stats: 55 ret., 1207 yards, 21.9 avg.
—Opted out of 2020 Cotton Bowl
Brown is a three-year starter with over 100 career tackles and 31 pass breakups. He's an undersized player with a scrappy play style. He excels in pass coverage where he's able to use his speed to run with receivers and short-area quickness to play quicker routes. Brown does a very good job of undercutting routes and attacking the ball.
While being a willing tackler, he shows good strength and physicality, but at times he can't overcome his lack of size, in both the pass game where bigger receivers can easily find good positions for jump balls, or in the run where he struggled tackling bigger backs. At the next level, Brown's skills best transition into the slot, and he also gives legitimate return and special teams value.
GRADE: 6.6/10 (Career Backup/Rotational Player—Round 6)
OVERALL RANK: 233/300
POSITION RANK: CB27
PRO COMPARISON: Jonathan Jones
Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings