Zach Brown Scouting Report

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Zach Brown Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: ACC
School: North Carolina Tar Heels
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #47
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 230 lbs.
Draft Prediction: First Round
Drafted 2.20 in 2012 by TEN

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.50
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump9'8

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

While the suspended players on North Carolina's 2010 defense garnered most of the headlines, Brown emerged from a host of backups to be the leader of the bunch. The linebacker had been overshadowed by star players like Bruce Carter and Quan Sturdivant, but he made a name for himself by finishing second on the 2010 team with 72 tackles despite starting only five games. As a senior in 2011, Brown led the team with 62 solo tackles and 105 total tackles. He was also tops with three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and seven passes defensed. Brown was second in both tackles for loss (13.5) and sacks (5.5).

Brown has a ton of experience, having played sparingly as a freshman before starting six games at weakside linebacker in 2009. His physical assets are not particularly impressive (he stands at 6'2'' and 230 pounds), but he makes up for any size deficiencies with speed. A member of the track team, Brown set a school record in the indoor 60-meter dash last season and he has been clocked as fast as 4.40 in the 40-yard dash. That is almost unheard of quickness for a linebacker. Furthermore, he is very strong despite his relative lack of build and is a sound tackler. He will be best at outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. Brown should be a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-16-2012 by Ricky Dimon

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

1st Round: With his ability to move sideline to sideline and being absolutely fearless against the run game, Mr. Brown will be a great pick in the middle of the 1st round. With his speed and ability to cover, I look for the Raiders to take a long look at him. He has "Raiders Speed".

Posted by:
jmcneal333 06/28/11 10:39 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

He's a track guy, not an instinctual LB. He has bust written all over him.

Posted by:
seanrock 01/19/12 04:16 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

the game videos i saw: he looked hesitant to ingage on lateral plays. Wonder if he could be converted to SS where the play is always in front of him

Posted by:
anne hutchinson 02/16/12 10:04 AM