Charles Brown Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 290 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Charles Brown, OT, USC
Brown is another athletic offensive lineman out of USC. He began his career as a reserve left tackle, playing in nine games during his sophomore campaign in 2007.Brown became a full time starter during the spring of 2008. His play in 2008 earned him an honorable mention to the Pac 10 All Conference Team. He is tall and with the frame to get bigger. He is an above-average pass protector, and gets set quickly and maintains good balance; shows adequate lateral movement and can mirror and slide with athletic edge rushers. 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. Bottom line: he is a fine tackle with upside. With added bulk and more experience, he could start in the NFL within a few years. Brown projects as a middle third, early fourth round selection. 4/1 Update: Brown still lacks the pure strength to be a great left tackle right away, but his showing at the NFL Combine was pretty good and his stock has been slowly moving up. When looking at other tackles like Anthony Davis and Bruce Campbell, Brown is looking like a more experienced and well rounded option than those two and he will get stronger in time. That could make him the fourth overall tackle taken behind Russell Okung, Trent Williams and Bryan Bulaga, and it is looking more and more likely that Brown will not escape the first round.
Last Updated 2010-04-01T01:30-06:00 by Joel Welser