A.J. Brown Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: A.J. Brown is a very good route runner…a student of the game…explodes in and out of his breaks…strong hands…plays well through contact…sturdily built—should have no problem dealing with the physical nature of the NFL…strong after the catch…has a great feel for the game…you have to love the high level of production during his career at Ole Miss…Brown projects to be the “go to” type of WR at the NFL level…

WEAKNESSES: A.J. Brown does not possess the high-end speed that raises the eyebrows of the NFL Scouting Community…not a dynamic playmaker…was not asked to make the big play with other, more explosive WR teammates around him…played the bigger, slot role—perhaps due to concern of a lack of speed…don’t see the consistent separation…has not consistently shown the efforts to be a willing blocker in the run game…

COMP: Chris Godwin

OVERALL: A.J. Brown was originally hyped as the head of the class for the WR position in 2018-’19…then his teammate D.K. Metcalf grabbed the attention of the scouting community and began to steal the thunder away from AJB…but a funny thing happened during the draft season…the momentum began to swing away from D.K. and back to A.J. Brown due to the fact that he is evaluated as a more complete player and ready to contribute right away, whereas D.K. Metcalf is viewed as a project on some level…if you need a WR from the 2019 NFL Draft class to start tomorrow–A.J. Brown is your guy…I think his value has rebounded significantly and could see A.J. Brown sneak in to the back-end of the 1st round during the 2019 NFL Draft.

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