Scouting Report: Charles Brown

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010




Charles Brown


Position: OT School: USC
Height: 6’5 3/8" Weight: 303 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 5.25

Overall Grade:

6.91

Draft Projection:

1st Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 6.5
Quickness/Agility 10 9
Strength/Explosion 10 8.5
Athletic Ability 8 7.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 4.5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 9


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 10
Run Blocking 10 6.5
Awareness 8 7.5
Hand Placement 6 5.5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 6
Footwork 8 7.5
Leverage 8 6.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

An outstanding pass protector. Very light, nimble feet with a very good kick slide and a technically sound base. Keeps elbows in in pass protection. Uses his extremely long arms (35 1/4) and large hands (11 3/8) well to shield defenders from his body. Tremendous balance and ability to shift his body to mirror a defender. Athletic enough to pull and block. Gets to the second level quickly and usually finishes blocks in the run game. Underrated ability to move people the way he wants them to go. Pretty smart and aware of his surroundings (Wonderlic was 24).

Weaknesses

Only an average run blocker. Kind of skinny, especially in the lower body. Doesn’t get great leverage in run game and isn’t a road grader by any means. Inconsistent ‘mean streak’ and knee bend. Can be lazy at times.

Analysis

Brown has a ton of potential as both a run and pass blocker if he can get a coach to motivate him. He needs to hit the weight room to really be a force. Most teams would probably trust him to block the QB’s blindside because of his pure natural ability to do so. Started at USC as a tight end.


Experience

Two year starter at left tackle for USC.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-Pac 10.
2008: Honorable mention All-Pac 10.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Social science psychology major at USC.

Injuries

Missed one game in 2007 with a sprained ankle.

Highlight/Lowlight Video – from our friends at Pro Draft Party




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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.