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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: G Deonte Brown


Positional ranking: #4

Big Board ranking: #70

 

Overview

Position: G

College: Alabama

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: N/A

 

Measurables

Height: 6’3

Weight: 344 lbs.

Arm length: 32 3/8”

Hand size: N/A

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.45 sec.

Vertical jump: 27.0”

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Massive size with low-to-the-ground frame. Extremely thick lower body. Elite overall power. Excellent on down blocks and double teams. Able to move defenders with one arm. Can wipe defensive lineman out with a shoulder block. Only needs to catch a piece of someone to take them out. Good ability to square his shoulders in the hole after pulling. Nifty feet for his size. Quality first-step quickness. Great reaction time to locate and turn to make a block. Follows the action and will get in on piles. Experience with a variety of blocks and mostly made them despite athletic limitations. Impressive mirror skills at his size. Too strong to go through with a bull rush. Does a good job using his hands in pass protection. Balanced in pass sets with good patience. Played very well versus top competition in the SEC. Cut 20+ pounds from Senior Bowl to Pro Day.

 

Weaknesses

Struggles to get in position on some cross-face blocks. Below-average change-of-direction ability and acceleration. Lacks explosiveness to really connect on move blocks in space. Could see him engage more often rather than pushing/charging. Bailed out by the quarterback on some pressures. Sometimes loopy in his movements.

 

NFL comparison

Damien Lewis

 

Conclusion

Overall, Brown is a big and powerful guard that was battle-tested against top competition and should be a very good starter if he can keep his weight down. Offenses that use a power-running scheme in particular should look to him as a target on Day 2.

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hg1
hg1
23 days ago

Sounds like a bully

Eric
Eric
23 days ago

Everyone is all over the place with this guy

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