Levi Brown Can Shine in 2010 NFL Combine with Many QBs Not Throwing

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IFebruary 26, 2010

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Levi Brown #12 of the Troy Trojans attempts a pass during the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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With the "strategy" that is involved with many quarterbacks skipping the throwing aspect of the NFL Scouting Combine to throw at their respective Pro Days, it gives the more unknown quarterbacks a better chance to showcase their arms in Indianapolis, and Troy's Levi Brown may be one of those benefactors.

Brown played in the Sun Belt Conference, which is one of the smaller college markets, but his skill set propelled him to an impressive two-year showing with Troy and a phone call inviting him to the combine.

He may have the height that NFL teams desire at 6'4", but his weight needs to increase a bit since his is on the lighter side at 220 pounds.

Increasingly more top-tier quarterbacks have said they are not throwing at the combine, including Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen, Dan LeFevour, and Colt McCoy—which works to Brown's advantage.

This leaves Cincinnati's Tony Pike as the top quarterback that everyone will be watching, but Brown can easily make a name for himself if he can light up the Lucas Oil dome with his passes.

Brown played two season with Richmond, but then decided to transfer to Troy for better opportunities.

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The decision proved to be a smart one since Brown finished with over 4,200 yards passing, 62 percent completions, 38 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in his two years with Troy.

Currently, Brown is barely projected as a late-round pick in the NFL Draft, but he can dramatically increase his stock level this weekend.

Could Brown be the next late-round quarterback to explode on the NFL scene since Tom Brady or Matt Hasselbeck?

No one knows for sure, but Brown's performance at the combine could be an indicator as to whether or not it's possible.

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