Duane Brown Scouting Report

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Duane Brown Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: ACC
School: Virginia Tech Hokies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #76
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 315 lbs.
Drafted 1.26 in 2008 by HOU

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Duane Brown, OL, Virginia Tech

Few players increased their value more than Duane Brown at the Combine. In a couple of days Brown pretty much went from a mid-round selection to a possible second round pick. He is still a little raw since he moved to offensive tackle from tight end just three years ago, but he quickly proved at Virginia Tech that he is a formidable lineman. During his senior season he started to improve his form and that swiftly turned into much better production. The buzz started during Senior Week when Brown had a good showing at the East-West Shrine game. The buzz grew fast at the Combine when Brown ranked among the leaders in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuffle for offensive tackles. Brown will still need some work on his technique and to get a little stronger at the point of attack, but once that is taken care of many expect that he can be a great lineman for years to come. He will be just as quick as most ends and you cannot teach that speed or athleticism. The second round might be a bit of a stretch, but he will be in the top ten offensive tackles on a lot of draft boards and just about everybody wants a tackle sooner or later (that could push him into the late second round). If he falls much further than that, he will be a steal as long as he can fine tune his technique and eventually live up to his Combine numbers.

Last Updated Mar-28-2008 by Joel Welser

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