Jalil Brown Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 205 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
The Colorado secondary is often put in bad situations due to the lack of pressure from the front four, but Brown continues to put up decent numbers in 2010. Brown is not the quickest defensive back in this class, but he is among the strongest. That strength makes him difficult to beat off the line of scrimmage and also makes him a decent free safety, which he has occasionally played throughout his collegiate career.
NFL teams will want to see his true size before they start thinking of him as a free safety who can play some corner. The 6-1 listing is probably a little generous and that will probably make him a cornerback in the NFL. At the least, he is a hardworking player who can make a huge impact on special teams and work his way into the cornerback rotation on an NFL roster.
2/10 Update: Brown was often matched up with the opponents' top receiver in 2010, which is usually a daunting task in the Big 12. That was due to opposing teams wanting to avoid fellow corner Jimmy Smith. Brown was not perfect, but he did a fine job against some of the best receivers in the nation. On the year he picked off three passes and broke up five passes. With some decent workouts, Brown could sneak into the third or fourth round.