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.
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.
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.
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.
Good but can be
indecisive and hesitant
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
Downhill guy not
a big juker
Dances too much
and is a downhill runner
Very good, runs
hard through hole breaks arm tackles easily
Can be good because
of good quickness and speed
Good strong hands
ADJUST TO BALL
Good solid body
Can make big plays
in open field
Very good, strong
picks up blitz very well
Plays very strong
most of the time
Carries ball strong,
didn't make any major mistakes
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.
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
18.104.22.168 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).