Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by kezar49er:
Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
With the #13 and 17 picks, there's absolutely no reason to trade up...one of the top OT's should be available. If not, Coach can still get someone like Charles Brown, who's slated by many to go in the 20-25 pick range. He's the kind of OT Coach Solari's looking for...very agile, plays LT, and adept at zone blocking. Taking him and Iupati in the 1st rd would be a very nice haul and other than signing a vet OT, pretty much finish the OL upgrade in the 1st rd.
So rather than move up you would rather reach with #13 or #17 for a tackle that is a late 1st round talent that cant run block worth a darn. Absolutely brilliant
Brown can run block.
Says who. Show me some links that say that besides you just saying it. Im not saying he's a bad player but the original point is about moving up to get a OT and not standing pat and reaching for Brown at 13 or 17
Brown is an athletic tackle who can play on both sides of the line. But he has to get stronger.
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Strengths: Brown is a promising, athletic tackle who can play on both sides of the line. He sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. He’s quick off the snap and is a solid pass protector. He shows patience, initiates contact and uses his hands well. He plays with great technique and balance.
Weaknesses: He’s not a physical player and has to get stronger. He doesn’t seal the opposition consistently and has to improve his run blocking.
Steuber Says: A natural athlete who offers versatility at the tackle position, Brown has to get stronger and develop a mean streak. He’s a finesse player who has nimble feet and solid technique, but he will struggle against bigger pass rushers at the next level. He’s talented and is gifted enough to draw first round consideration
Brown is fast and agile out of his stand; he is mobile and has better-than-average body control, balance and change-of-direction skills.
However, he is not a physical player. He does need to add bulk and strength. He also lacks explosive power and overwhelming mass, struggling to hold his ground against bull rushers when not playing with good leverage.
Brown is a solid prospect who excels at pass protection. In time he could become an elite pass blocker. The knock on him is his lack of strength, which downgrades his run blocking skills
Elite athleticism. A former tight end who converted to tackle in 2005. Has the frame to add bulk. Quick feet; has the ability to matchup well with elite speed rushers. Does a nice job staying low in pass protection. Fast enough to get to the second level when run blocking. Has plenty of upside.
Still learning the position and is prone to getting caught out of position. Doesn't have the raw strength to be a dominant run blocker.
Brown is far from a polished product, but he has the size and athleticism to play left tackle. His lack of elite strength will hold him back on draft day, but his potential should land him in the late 1st or early 2nd round; potential left tackles with his size just don't come around every day.
Just a few of many other scouting reports
[ Edited by kezar49er on Apr 2, 2010 at 22:17:12 ]