Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Blace Brown

Cornerback
School: Troy | Conference: Sun Belt
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 194 | 40: 4.59 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.26
Projected Round
7-FA
Pos: 
Once-highly rated cornerback who comes off a disappointing campaign. Strong, sturdy cornerback who hits hard. Quickly flips his hips in transition, shows a burst to the ball and physically beats down receivers to defend the throw. Gets his head back around to track the pass in the air. Effective in zone, displays good timing and anticipation and has a nice move to the throw. Possesses good hands for the interception. Solid open-field tackler.
Neg: 
Must improve the consistency of his backpedal. Plays back on his heels at times. Gives receivers a free release from the line of scrimmage too often and plays catch-up down the field.
Analysis: 
Brown was graded as a top cornerback from the senior class before the season, but he struggled with inconsistency and injury last season and performed poorly at the combine. He lacks the true speed to play man-to-man coverage but has the skill set to line up in a zone system. The bottom line for Brown is that he must play well on special teams to make a next-level roster.