Brown is an excellent
athlete. He displays outstanding quickness, agility, and balance.
He runs hard through the middle and has very quick feet to bounce it
to the outside if need be. Brown changes direction very quickly
and is great at making people miss. His coordination and balance
makes it look like he is just gliding through the defense.
Brown is a fierce
competitor and you can see it when he runs the ball; very determined
and focused. His production has been out of this world especially
with a 2000+yard season this year. Even over the past couple of
years his production was solid with half the carries. Brown is
consistent and was only under a 100 yards twice on the season and he
still averaged 4.3 and 3.4 YPC respectively.
Brown is an intelligent
player with a great recognition of what the defense is trying to do.
He picks up the blitz well on passing downs. Brown shows great
instincts in the running game and finds the creases well which allows
him to glide around the field picking up huge chunks of yards.
Brown has very
good size for a RB but could benefit from a little extra muscle mass.
His durability is excellent; Brown carried the ball 367 times for an
average of 28 carries per game. Brown displays outstanding explosion
through the holes and attempted tackles, he plays much stronger than
through D effortlessly
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
directions very quickly
can run over people
to get the corner
Very good strong
hands/not utilized enough
ADJUST TO BALL
him to make plays after catch/contact
blitz very well
control/doesn't make mistakes
Brown is an outstanding athlete
with outstanding running skills, vision, durability, toughness, and
consistency. His ability to carry the ball so many times and still
be consistently successful is his biggest plus side. He blocks
very well and is very intelligent when it comes to recognizing the defense.
downside that I can find is his smaller size; at 210 lbs it makes me
wonder if he will be able to endure all the hits from bigger faster
defenders as an every down back.
Donald Brown is an outstanding
prospect at running back for the NFL. He is a little undersized
but I don't think that will stop him from being very productive right
off the bat. Brown will get into an NFL weight training program
and will put on some muscle and that will only make him more dangerous.
His intelligence and instincts at RB make him very scary with the ball.
Brown is very elusive and he will be a great complimentary RB to make
a good 1-2 punch. I also believe Brown will be an excellent KR
because of his vision and cutback ability.
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).