Name: Tony Brown School: Memphis Year: 5Sr
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 275 40: 4.91 Pos: DE
Bio: Three year starter and second team All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 65 tackles with 12 tackles for loss and 4 sacks. Registered 68/10/7 the prior year, after 42/10/3 as a sophomore.
Pos: Explosive edge rusher who makes a lot of plays into the opponents backfield. Quick off the snap with a nice first step, keeps his pads low and plays with leverage. Fluid change of direction, strong in his lower body and gets push up the field. Effective stuffing the run or rushing the passer.
Neg: Haphazard, lacks balance and a closing burst of speed. Lack of height makes him an easy target for bigger opponents. Could improve his hand technique.
Analysis: Size limitations will always be a problem, but his quickness and abilities to play with leverage could push him inside to tackle for a team that needs a lineman to be used in the three technique.