Blair Brown – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Blair Brown

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Ohio 33 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 234 4.74 5'11 238 31 1/4 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.65 37 10'4 22* 6.92 4.18

Overview:

Brown had a highly productive career at Ohio, appearing in 43 career games, he had 266 tackles, 25.5 for loss, and 5.5 sacks, proving to be a tackling machine. He has good size in the weight department, he has good speed, is a hard hitter, a sure fire tackler, and is very experienced. He also has good instincts, is a tough nosed player, a defensive play maker, a run stuffing linebacker, and is good in coverage. He also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is not known as a sack specialist, and he is undersized in the height department. With that said, I view Brown as a early day 3 pick, with a good chance of sneaking into the end of day 2, and I expect him to be both a key special team standout, and a rotational player at linebacker.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Has good size weight wise

Very experienced

Sure fire tackler

A hard hitter

Has good instincts

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good speed

Does a good job of getting through blockers in pursuit of the ball carrier

Good in coverage

A tough nosed player

A defensive play maker

A run stuffing linebacker

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Did a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known as a sack specialist

Undersized height wise

Career Stats:

Games Played: 43

Tackles: 266

Tackles For Loss: 25.5

Sacks: 5.5