"His versatility may have hindered his technique/development. Senior week practices he lined up exclusively as a 3 tech and no one could keep him out of the backfield."
Explosive, quick twitch, athletic big man. First step quickness routinely beats OL inside and out. Strong motor. Solid range and lateral mobility, tracks the ball all over the field and a solid tackler. Effective in space and experienced in a two pt stance, playing on the edge, interior and two gapping at the 5.
Big and athletic but appeared to rarely have a plan. Played high out of a two pt stance and occasionally lacked leverage. Relied on athletic gifts more than technique.
Brown played primarily DE at Virginia, on the edge and at the 5 in their 34 scheme and generally was a solid run defender and rusher. But his versatility may have also hindered his technique/development. Senior week practices he lined up exclusively as a 3tech and the OL couldn't keep him out of the backfield. He followed up a strong practice week by confirming it in the the game.
Player Comp: Darnell Dockett