2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Curtis Brown
Brown is quite the athlete. He is blessed with exceptional speed, and quickness. He does a nice job of turning his hips, and looks back for the football to make a play on it. He has big play ability and is a threat to make the interception and take it back all the way for the end zone, with proper coaching at the next level. He has very fluid hips, and a quality back pedal, making his technique fantastic. He’s an above average zone corner who has the speed and athleticism to stick with his opposition in man coverage as well.
Brown isn’t the most physical player, and his smaller frame is somewhat of a concern. He will get bullied by physical wide receivers, and he’s not a good candidate for the bump and run. He needs to learn how to properly make a tackle. He will often miss tackles in the open field, struggling to break down and stay low. He gets caught out of position at times when he’s looking into the backfield.
Brown is my biggest cornerback candidate to make a rise in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has late first round talent and ability, but much is left to be desired with him. He could sneak into the middle of the second round, but is a better fit for a third round selection. Miami, Tampa Bay, Oakland, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia are great fits for Brown’s talents.
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