Cameron Brown OLB Penn State

I wasn’t really impressed with any one thing when watching him but he could be a good late-round depth player. He has the size that MP likes at 6’5"- 233lbs. Obviously he could add a few pounds and he needs to get stronger…but again, I’m just looking at him as depth and as a special teams player.

Analysis

By Lance Zierlein

NFL Analyst

Overview

Long-limbed, 4-3 linebacker with moldable play traits and an attacking play demeanor. Needs to add muscle and learn to play under control. Brown has the speed and length to put himself into position to make plays but he overshoots open field tackle opportunities. He is average in zone coverage, but has intriguing rush/blitz potential that might be tantalizing. He might climb the ladder from a backup to something more if he can play stronger and with more discipline.

Strengths

  • Above-average covering ground laterally
  • Adequate instincts and angles to the ball against run
  • Good chase and squeeze from backside
  • Rushes downhill looking for action
  • Plays with striker’s mentality
  • Runs through his target with everything he can bring
  • Uses exceptional length to separate from slot blockers
  • Good effort in redirecting routes from space
  • Capable blitzer up the gut or from slot with bend at the turn

Weaknesses

  • Long, gangly frame lacks NFL mass
  • Needs to add additional strength to fend off NFL blockers
  • Lets feet get away from him in space, causing balance issues at times
  • Zone coverage needs better anticipation and route squeeze
  • Displays a big stall in change of direction
  • Can be conned out of position by screens
  • Open field tackling issues are a major concern
  • Rarely comes to balance to tackle once he’s on the move