STRENGTHS - Brown gets a clean release off the LOS and uses his hands quickly in order to break from jam coverage. He has good hands and is able to make some tough catches. Brown is stronger than he looks on tape and can be a tough guy to bring down, enabling him to gain a couple of extra yards. When asked to block he does show and does so well. He shows very good blocking technique without penalty and blocks with effort.
WEAKNESSES - Brown's route running will need to become more crisp and tends to round his cuts which enable the DB/LB to maintain coverage and not bite on head fakes. He is not very quick and does not show a great deal of speed and therefore is unable to create much separation. When he catches the ball he does not show the ability to catch and turn quickly and therefore is unable to turn up the field with great success.
SUMMARY - Brown was a very good receiver in his first season at Oklahoma after transferring from Penn State. He has dependable hands and can go and make the tough catches. He has quick hands and is able to separate enough off of jam coverage, however he does not have the quickness / speed or footwork to create enough separation to be a consistent enough deep threat. Brown is not afraid to go over the middle, however he is not able to turn off the catch quickly enough to get up the field with great success. His route running suffers due to his inability to make clean cuts and head fakes combined with his lack of quickness. Brown plays stronger than he looks on tape and he has the ability to gain the few extra yards by keeping his legs moving and can be difficult to bring down at times. He is a solid blocker in the open field and will block with a great deal of effort and does not seem to give up. Overall, Brown is a very solid pass catcher, who plays with effort. However, he does not have the elite athletic ability to have much success at the next level.