The good: He has the size, footwork, speed and toughness to match up against big receivers. He has shown the ball skills to make interceptions and read routes. He has the long reach that allows him to deflect many passes and win most jump ball situations. He also displays keen instincts, and is one of the most complete corners in this class. He has good speed and shows well developed instincts to man the demanding coverage responsibilities.
The bad: Overall, Brown is a corner with as much upside as any prospect at this position. With a high level of development, he could rank right at the top if he matures as a person. He has had some off-the-field problems that hindered his rating, plus some foot and ankle injury problems.
Outlook: His fine athletic ability and cover skills should allow him to fill a few key roles, especially the nickel role as a rookie before settling into a starting job within a few seasons. Top 40 prospect with first-round talent, but his character issues probably cost him a top-60 selection - especially since he is drawing comparisons to Pacman Jones. He probably goes in the third round with clubs like the Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs and Chargers interested in the late first day.
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