Richie Brown – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Richie Brown



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Mississippi State 39 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 245 4.68 6'1* 234*

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.72* 37* 9'8* 18* 6.75* 4.22*


Brown was highly productive at Mississippi State, where he played in 52 career games, had 299 tackles, 21.0 for loss, and 10.0 sacks, proving to be a tackling machine. He has good size, is very experienced, is a sure fire tackler, is a hard hitter, and a tough nosed player. He also had good instincts, is good in coverage, he had a good amount of interceptions, he did a good job of breaking up passes while in coverage, and put up good sack numbers. He does not have elite speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Brown as a day 3 pick, somewhere in the 5th-6th round range, where he would be a key special teams player for whoever selects him.


Tackling machine

Very experienced

Has good size

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Sure fire tackler

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

Good in coverage

A hard hitter

Has good instincts

A tough nosed player

Put up good sack numbers

Did a good job of breaking up passes

Put up good INT numbers


Does not have elite speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 52

Tackles: 299

Tackles For Loss: 21.0

Sacks: 10.0