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DE, Everette Brown, Florida State

DE, Everette Brown, Florida State

At A Glance
Position 1: Defensive End Height: 6-2
Position 2: Outside Linebacker Weight:  263
Class:  Junior Age: 
Projected Round:  1st  40time:  4.63
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  31 Vertical:  39.5
20yd Split:  2.66 Broad Jump:  X
10yd Split:  1.58 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros:  Rangy, athletic build with plenty of room for additional growth. ... Rare initial quickness off the snap. ... Has the speed to quickly force the blocking tackle wide.

Cons:  Bit of a "tweener," surprisingly strong at the point of attack but lacks the bulk and upper-body strength to split double-teams.

Styg's Broncos Fit:   Much closer to what Denver is looking for, Brown is still primarily more of a rush OLB or 4-3 end.  Where he might interest Denver is his unusual strength at the point of attack, where he can discard one-on-one blocks and anchor vs. the run.  But he needs to add bulk for a consistent 3-4 end, and he didn't flash any ability to take on or defeat double teams.  Unlike Orakpo, he has not had a lot of experience from a rush OLB role, so it is doubtful he will acclimate to the position right away, if moved there.  An all-around good player with potential, but not likely to fit Denver's scheme.

Around MHR:

From "SI Risers and Sliders-DL":

Brown also started fast Monday morning by running his 40s in the mid-4.6 area. He looked outstanding in drills as both a defensive lineman and linebacker. Brown weighed in at 256 pounds over the weekend and completed a solid 26 reps on the bench.

From "Getting Defensive":

Even when Everette Brown was a freshman and played a limited role on the defense, the defensive end was very productive. He only started three games as a freshman in 2006, but he managed to tally 13.5 tackles-for-loss and three sacks. As a sophomore Brown started nine games, mostly at left end. On top of his 37 tackles, Brown ended the year with 6.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles-for-loss. The 2008 season has gone pretty well for Florida State. The Seminoles have started the season 6-1 and the defense and Brown deserve a lot of credit. In those seven games, Brown (who has started every game so far in the 2008 season) is leading the team with 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.

Around SBNation:

From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:

 Browns is a well-put-together athlete who has an incredible burst off the line of scrimmage. Shows the perfect tools required to be an elite pass rusher. When he charges off the line, Brown displays great change-of-direction ability and has good balance. His balance allows him to get low and dip around tackles, much like Dwight Freeney, although not as fast. Due to his lower body strength, Brown can hold up well against the run and stay at end in the right scheme.

From Arrowhead Pride:

Everette Brown is a 6'4" 255 pound defensive end whose widely expected to fit best as an outside linebacker in a (you guessed it) 3-4 defense. Though most folks would argue that Brown will slide to the other half of the top 10 in April's draft, his name is gaining steam to be the Chiefs selection at #3 overall in the event that Aaron Curry heads to Motown.


An Interview.

Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • The roughly 30 NFL scouts on hand for Florida State's pro day Monday had their eyes trained on defensive end Everette Brown, who is expected to be a top-five pick in the April 25 draft.

    While Brown opted to stand on his 40-yard dash time from the NFL Scouting Combine, he did take part in a battery of other tests, providing the scouts with a good look at his potential for making the conversion to outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

    "Going through the linebacker drills felt pretty good," Brown said. "I wasn't worried about my 40 time, and the scouts weren't either."   [see more...]
  • Brown continues to move up draft boards. In fact, he could be a top five selection come April. Brown's versatility is a big part of his rising stock. Brown's Pro Day pretty much went as expected as far as the numbers are concerned, but he did show that he can play on the line or as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. That means every team in the NFL could use his services.  [see more....]
  • Could be either a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker in the pros...Redshirted in 2005...Saw extensive action as a backup early in his career but did not emerge as a full-time starter until his junior year...Garnered a number of 2nd Team All-American honors in '08...Named 1st Team All-ACC and finished as the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in sacks and tackles for a loss in '08...Finished the 2008 season third in the nation in sacks and was the only player to rank in the top four in both sacks and tackles for loss...His 46.5 career tackles for a loss rank second in Florida St. history...Will have to battle the stigma that is associated with Seminole defensive ends because guys like Jamal Reynolds, Alonzo Jackson and Kamerion Wimbley have not fared well in recent years...One of the top pass rushers in the '09 Draft.  [see more....]
  • Brown is the top pass rusher in the 2009 Draft. He has a great blend of speed, aggressiveness, and production. He is ready to start from Day 1 and should be a high sack player from year to year. He has a great frame and could be either a 4-3 DE or a 3-4 ROLB. If he is drafted by a 3-4 team, they will have to work with him on playing zone coverage, and work on his zone drops. If he is allowed to rush the passer and freed from being more than containment on run plays, he should develop into a high tackle and high sack player.   [see more...]
  • Florida State's Everette Brown had a strong junior season, totaling 21.5 TFL and 13.5 sacks by consistently beating defenders with his speed and explosiveness. He has all the tools to succeed in the NFL but is likely going to need to add some strength to beat the top offensive tackles. He could project to a 4-3 scheme as a regular defensive end, particularly in a Cover 2 type system where he can focus on rushing the passer, but definitely projects well to a 3-4 OLB position, with his ability to get after the QB and play well in space.  [see more....]
  • Brown might, in fact, be a liability at the NFL level if he does play in a traditional 4-3 role unless he packs on a little more muscle. In the run game, Brown can run 'em down from behind with the best of them. But he struggles when teams come right at him because he has trouble taking on the bigger run blockers at the point of attack.   [see more...]
  • Everette Brown is an unbelievable pass rusher and his speed and quickness are on an elite level. His spin move is one of the most unblock able moves in the entire country. He has very good initial quicks and never gives up on a play. He is not the heaviest defensive end and struggles at times in stopping the run, possibility due to his smaller size. His bet fit would probably be as an Outside Linebacker in a 3-4 scheme where he could use his speed to drop into coverage and his monstrous pass rushing skills to consistently pressure the quarterback.   [see more...]