Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Richie Brown

Outside linebacker
School: Mississippi State | Conference: SEC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.34
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Two-year starter who finished fifth in the SEC in tackles in back-to-back seasons as a junior and a senior. Made 102 tackles (four for loss) in 2016 with 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Had 109 tackles (13.5 for loss) and a team-high 6.5 sacks in 2015. Combined for 88 tackles (four for loss), three interceptions and two sacks in his first two seasons with the Bulldogs.
Pos: 
Productive run-defending linebacker with an underrated game. Instinctive, shows great awareness and flies around the field working to make positive plays. Remains disciplined with assignments, makes the defensive calls and gets teammates in proper position. Flashes athleticism and speed to the sidelines, chases hard and wraps up tackling. Fires up the field between the gaps, quickly locates the ball handler and sells out to make plays. Efficient and takes good angles to the action. Shows ability in zone coverage.
Neg: 
Average ball skills. Marginal size/speed numbers. May struggle stacking against the run on Sundays.
Analysis: 
Brown is a tough, hard-nosed linebacker with a nose for the ball who would excel as a backup linebacker and special teamer.