James Brown Scouting Report

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James Brown Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: SunBelt
School: Troy Trojans
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #70
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 306 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.30
Bench press24
Vertical jump25.5
Broad jump8'6
Three-cone drill7.70
20-yard shuttle4.78

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

James Brown, OT, Troy

Troy Trojans offensive tackle James Brown projects as an interior lineman at the next level. Although he put together a fine career as a left tackle, most scouts feel he is more adept to start at guard while possibly providing depth at right tackle. He possesses good, but not great arm length to go along with a thick frame.

Brown plays up to his competition and plays tough. His burst off the line is clean, yet he shows an inconsistent patience to absorb contact. What this means is he gets his body out in front of his feet, which can throw of his balance and take him out of plays. Technically, he works his hips well when engaged by defenders. Brown's footwork is satisfactory, but not reliable enough for the NFL.

It is likely he'll have to sit his first year to learn the details of how to play as a guard. He's a better run blocker than pass blocker. There's still room for improvement since he does not yet fully understood the position. Brown lacks athleticism and didn't show much at the combine. His versatility is what is carrying his draft stock.

Last Updated Feb-28-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 2nd Round

He's been moving up, I've seen him as high as 50 on a few big boards.

Posted by:
raymodj 04/11/12 06:22 AM
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