Tuesday, June 5, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
DONALD BROWN: Connecticut, 5102 210 4.46. Junior entry. Started 22 games in three years. Good athlete that was the nation’s leading rusher with 2083 yards. Plays in an ‘I’ spread and one back set formations. Fringe size for durability purposes. Runs high for a small back. Best play is the power ‘O’ guards pulling off tackle and wrap around and he hits the seam. Many times he is untouched to the second level. Will also run the outside zone with success. Patient runner that follows his blockers. Will bounce the ball outside at times. Combines a pick, slide, and glide running style with bending and weaving style when he gets down the field. Will use a stiff arm to ward off blockers. Good field vision. Good lower body strength to break arm tackles. His best asset may be his upfield burst when he sees daylight. Has broken several long runs in career, but question finish speed since he has been caught from behind. In the International Bowl, where he rushed for 261 yards, many times the Connecticut line just overpowered Buffalo and Brown ran untouched. Has quick feet and can juke a defender and make them miss. Good hands to catch the swing passes and check downs. A change of pace back, not a featured runner. Needs to improve his blocking. OSR:2/29. Second/third round. (A-31 1/2, H-9, BP-DNP, SS-4.10).