Summary: Over the past two seasons, Brown produced a lot of huge plays for the Tar Heels as a big-play receiver for quarterback Sam Howell. In 2019. Brown notched 51 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns. He then made 55 catches for 1,099 yards and eight scores in 2020. In combination with a dynamic rushing attack, Brown really hurt defenses over the top.
For the NFL, Brown is a vertical deep-threat receiver to challenge defenses over the top. While he is more of a build-up speed receiver, he stretches defense vertically and can really trouble defenders downfield. It takes few steps for Brown to get moving, and he is not a receiver with twitch and burst off the snap. Brown does a nice job of tracking the ball down the field and is natural at making over-the-shoulder catches. He also has the quality height and length to extend to make receptions away from his body.
Brown's lack of twitch and instant explosion gives him issues with creating quick separation. He will need to develop his route-running for the NFL and improve his hands. With Brown's limitations, he would be better off as a No. 2 receiver who serves as a deep threat to complement a true No. 1. He could be a second- or third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Player Comparison: Robby Anderson Brown reminds me of a shorter version of Anderson. Anderson is a build-up speed deep-threat receiver who ideally is a good No. 2 in the NFL. If Brown pans out in the NFL, I think he could be a receiver similar to Anderson.