Shows high ability to mirror opponent in pass protection
Very quick first step
Textbook hand use and footwork
Extremely polished prospect
Great job finishing blocks; a bit of a mauler
Underrated run blocker
Understands angles and seals off
Natural knee bender; sinks hips
Good awareness and instincts
Can recover if beat
Quickly gets to second level
Has talent to pass protect on left side
Prototypical zone-blocking lineman
Understands West Coast protection scheme
Focused; seldom penalized
Lacks some serious upper body strength
Lacks mass in arms/chest/torso
Is his frame maxed out? Is he a bulked-up former tight end?
Occasionally overextends; must be more patient
Weak hand punch
Summary: The weigh-ins for Brown at the Senior Bowl and Combine are CRITICAL. If he can't hit the 300-pound mark it is likely that he is destined for the second round much like 2009's William Beatty. Brown has the talent and consistency of a top-20 pick, but I really wonder how much bigger can he get and maintain as a comfortable playing weight. Brown is a great fit for teams like Green Bay, New England, and Oakland that use zone-blocking schemes that emphasize athleticism, mobility, intelligence and technique. Brown is a bad fit for teams that love size such as Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
Player Comparison: Jordan Gross. Brown isn't going to be an elite player like Gross, but he is an average-sized tackle who has outstanding technique and plays with physicality.