Three-year starter who earned First Team All-MAC honors as a senior, racking up a conference-leading 128 tackles (15 for loss) and 4.5 sacks. Finished third on the team in tackles in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
Short but intense linebacker with the ability to play three downs. Fierce on the blitz, forceful up the field and sells out to make plays. Breaks down well, gives effort defending the run and fires to the action. Shows excellent range, quickness as well as speed in every direction. Gets depth on pass drops, remains disciplined with assignments and shows ability in zone coverage. Crashes up the field and plays through the whistle.
Does not always play under control and over pursues the action. Lacks height and overmatched by tall pass catchers.
Brown is a tough and competitive linebacker with height limitations that will negatively affect him in coverage. Beyond that he’s a legitimate NFL prospect with potential in a variety of schemes and the ability to play on special teams.