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Andre Brown Scouting Report


By Michael Pierce


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Brown Andre NC State RB 5.7
Last Name First Name College Position Final Grade
6'0" 224 4.49
Height Weight 40 Time
ATHLETIC ABILITY SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Q.A.B 6.5

Quick Feet 6.5

C.O.D 6.0

Flexibility 6.0

Coordination 6.5

Brown is a very good athlete at RB. He shows very good quickness and balance when exploding through a hole. Brown has very quick feet that help him to get into position to pick up blitz or get through the hole quickly. He changes directions good but not great; he has a tendency to get to the line and chop his feet and dance instead keep moving to find the opening. Brown is a north-south type of runner and has good coordination keeping his balance while running hard downhill.
COMPETITIVENESS SECTION GRADE: 5.5
Toughness 6.5

Clutch Play 6.0

Production 5.5

Consistency 5.5

Team Player 6.0

Pride/Quit 6.5

Brown is a tough player with a lot of inconsistency. His production on the season is all over the place and his consistency in running the ball is also all over the place. Brown is a good team player and has a lot of pride which is evident in his desire to pick up the block. You can attribute some of his inconsistent production to the offensive system which uses a lot of passing but even when he touched the ball 20 times or more he only went over a 100 once. Brown's patience as a runner also causes him to dance and hesitate too much which attributes to his sporadic production.
MENTAL ALERTNESS SECTION GRADE: 6.0
Learn/Retain 6.5

Inst/Reaction 5.5

Concentration 6.0

Brown does a real good job of recognizing the blitzes and picking up the right guy in protection. His instincts are good at times and then it's as if he forgot what he was doing because he just runs into the line or is hesitant taking off for the hole. Brown's concentration level stays fairly good throughout the game except sometimes when running the ball he gets a little off track.
STRENGTH/EXPLOSION SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Body Type 6.5

Durability 6.0

Explosion 6.5

Play Strength 6.5

Brown has a very good frame to play RB. He is strong and quick with very good explosion through the hole when he utilizes it. Brown's strength has no problem picking up bigger LBs. He plays much stronger than 224lbs. When Brown is not hesitant when running the ball he explodes very well and has no problem running through arm tackles and is usually falling forward when he is tackled.
GDE CATEGORY COMMENTS/DESCRIPTION COMBINE NOTES
6.0 RUN INSTINCTS Good but can be indecisive and hesitant 225 Reps: 24

Vertical Jump: 37.0

Broad Jump: DNP

20 Yard Shuttle: DNP

60 Yard Shuttle: DNP

3 Cone Drill: DNP

5.5 ELUSIVENESS Downhill guy not a big juker
5.5 CUTBACK ABILITY Dances too much and is a downhill runner
6.5 INSIDE RUNNER Very good, runs hard through hole breaks arm tackles easily
5.5 OUTSIDE RUNNER Can be good because of good quickness and speed
6.0 HANDS-RECEIVING Good strong hands
6.0 ADJUST TO BALL Good solid body control
6.0 R.A.C Can make big plays in open field
N/A RUN BLOCKER N/A CRITICAL FACTORS
6.5 PASS BLOCKER Very good, strong picks up blitz very well Size: 6.5

Athleticism: 6.5

Hands: 6.0

Competes: 5.5

Play Speed: 6.0

Blocking: 6.5

5.5 DURABLE/TOUGHS Plays very strong most of the time
7.0 FUMBLE/ERRORS Carries ball strong, didn't make any major mistakes
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Brown is a strong runner and runs through tackles. He blocks very well and has no trouble picking up blitzing linebackers. Brown has strong hands and he carries the ball very strong which allowed him to have 0 fumbles in his career at NC State. Brown shows good enough instincts that allow him to be successful between the tackles. Brown has consistency problems especially in production. His production for his career especially 2008 was all over the place. He has a tendency to be very indecisive with the ball which causes loss of yardage and poor decision making. Brown's biggest asset as a runner between the tackles also makes him a 1 dimensional back which is easier for the defense to stuff him.
SUMMARY
Brown is a very good running back with some consistency problems. At times you see him run hard and explosive and pick up good positive yardage and other times you see him be very indecisive and dance around which allows him to be tackled for a loss. His change of direction and cut back ability need to be worked on and I think that is probably his biggest need of improvement. With strengthening his cut back abilities Brown could become a very valuable and versatile back. Brown's ability to recognize the blitz and be a very good blocker makes him a viable prospect to make an impact sooner rather than later on an NFL franchise.


Numerical Final Grade Scale:

  • 7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
  • 6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
  • 6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
  • 6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
  • 6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
  • 5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
  • 5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
  • 5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
  • 5.0.5.4 - Backup/scout team


  • Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).



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