Scouting Report: Stevie Brown

Written by Rob Engle on February 13, 2010




Stevie Brown


Position: Safety School: Michigan
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 211 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

4.47

Draft Projection:

UDFA




Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 4
Quickness/Agility 10 4.5
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 4
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 4
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 3.5


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 6
Man Coverage 10 4.5
Zone Coverage 10 4.5
Tackling 6 4.5
Run Stopping 6 4.5
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 3
Physicality 6 4



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A hard worker and good situational player. Brown probably won’t ever start in the NFL but he can be a great Special Teams player and possibly a nickel/dime back with a creative defensive coordinator. He made the transition from Safety to Linebacker his senior year so he has experience in coverage and stopping the run, and could actually prove to shut down opposing tight ends. Shows great wrap-up technique when tackling and always seems to be in position to make the play, showing great instincts.

Weaknesses

Limited athletically, as a safety. Doesn’t have great range and isn’t much of a ball hawk. Ran himself out of the play occasionally, possibly trying to anticipate to make up for his average speed.

Analysis

Although he will probably never be more than average as a safety in the NFL, he could probably be successful in a limited role and on special teams. Look for him in the last few rounds and expect him to come in and impress people with his hard work and instincts right away.

Experience

Special teams experience in all 4 years at Michigan. Played in all 13 games as a sophomore at safety. Started every game his Junior season at Safety. Started all 13 games as a Senior at strong side linebacker.

Awards and Honors

2009: Roger Zatkoff Award winner as Michigan’s top linebacker and elected Team Captain.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Unknown

Injuries

Brown did not miss a single game while at Michigan due to injury.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 79 44 35 1 0 1 0
2008 64 40 24 1 1 2 0
2007 27 10 17 0 1 0 0
2006 14 8 6 0 0 0 0






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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.