Rankings

Player Display Name: 
A.J. Brown

Wide receiver
School: Mississippi | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 226 | 40: 4.49 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.15
Projected Round
1st/2nd
Pos: 
Two-year starter who has been awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Set the Ole Miss single-season receiving records for both receptions (85) and yards (1,320) in 2018. Nice-sized, polished receiver who plays to one speed. Fluidly releases off the line of scrimmage, sells routes and displays solid short-area quickness. Finds ways to separate from defenders, effectively makes the reception at full speed and extends his hands to grab the ball away from his frame. Comes back to the quarterback and works to make himself an available target. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and plays like a big-bodied receiver. Effectively makes the reception on crossing patterns, plays with balance and consistently turns upfield to pick up positive yardage after the catch. Effective downfield blocker.
Neg: 
Occasionally has lapses and concentration, which leads to dropped passes. Lacks breakaway speed and a second gear.
Analysis: 
Brown is a polished receiver who does not back down to challenges and does the little things well. He's a solid route runner who catches the ball very well and offers starting potential at the next level as a possession receiver.