Donald Brown Scouting Report

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Donald Brown Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: AAC
School: Connecticut Huskies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #34
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 210 lbs.
Drafted 1.27 in 2009 by IND

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.51
Vertical jump41.5
Broad jump10'5
Three-cone drill6.93
20-yard shuttle4.10
60-yard shuttle11.30

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut

Donald Brown is not the quickest running back around, but he is a workhorse who pretty much single-handedly carried the Connecticut offense during the 2008 campaign. He tallied 2,083 yards on 367 carries and reached the end zone 18 times. As a redshirt freshman in 2006 Brown took advantage of an injury to fellow UConn back Terry Caulley and stepped into a starting role. He finished that season with a team-high 896 yards on 161 attempts. He also led the team with seven rushing touchdowns and added two more trips to the end zone through the passing game. Brown split starting time once again in 2007. His yards per carry average slipped to 4.8, but he was beginning to emerge as a promising back who has the strength to pick up yards up the middle and enough speed to be a threat on the outside. Brown will not measure out as well as some of the top prospects in the draft, but he is a proven workhorse. He might lack the flash and speed of some of the other backs, but he will give any team a solid and consistent effort. Brown will forgo his senior season at UConn and he should be a second or third round selection in April. Some teams will want a faster change of pace back, but Brown would be a great short yardage runner and could end up being a top rusher on just about any team in the NFL. 4/16 Update: Brown has not blown anybody away with his speed and strength, but he does not do anything bad either. He has emerged as a steady, safe running back option and that is more than can be said for most others in this class. Most teams will look at Chris Wells and Knowshon Moreno first, but Brown should not be too far behind those two and could be gone early in the second round.

Last Updated Apr-16-2009 by Joel Welser

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

"Brown will not measure out as well as some of the top prospects in the draft . .. " interestig - Brown may have led the FBS in rushing yds, but only played at UCONN - well. . . his results at the Combine are an indication of how he measured up to the other rb's at the Combine- he was only #2 in the 20 yd, shuttle, #1 in the 60 yd shuttle, #1 in vertical leap, #2 in the broad jump, #5 in the 40 - pretty impressive

Posted by:
x130ip 02/22/09 09:25 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Brown will be a first rounder or early second if second, Patriots will pick him up! Go Pats! Go Huskies! Go Donald Brown!

Posted by:
patriots09 03/04/09 04:16 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

He will be the 6th player picked in the 2nd round by the Bengals, he very well may go in the first round with his combine workout but most teams will want the flashy/speed back with thier 1st round pick and Brown is not that player.

Posted by:
Maxx258 03/28/09 01:23 PM