He was a two-way player at Highland High School, leading the team in tackles for three consecutive years while also compiling 279 yards receiving and six touchdowns.
Brown redshirted in 2008 before seeing action in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. He switched from tight end to the offensive line midseason.
He would go on to start all 13 games during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, earning All-Independent second-team honors from Phil Steele in 2011 and FBS All-Independent first-team honors in 2012.
Brown was invited to the East-West Shrine Game, and has shown intriguing growth over the course of his career. He arrived at BYU as a tight end, and leaves the Cougars having started 38 consecutive games while often protecting the blind side of left-handed quarterback Riley Nelson.
Like many BYU prospects, Brown enters the NFL with plenty of maturity. He served a mission in Cuenca, Ecuador to help build a school, among other things, and is married to wife Rachel.
Possesses adequate lateral agility to head of quick rushers at the edge. Does a good job to keep his feet moving in pass protection, and changes direction laterally to mirror rushers without wasted motion.
Looks comfortable coming off the snap and gets set quickly. Rarely overextends in pass protection, exhibiting patience to sit and punch. Possesses adequate initial burst when asked to cut-block, or fire to the 2nd level as a run blocker.
WEAKNESSES: Lacks natural power to consistently drive defenders off the block. Will lock his knees and absorb contact with his back when asked to anchor, rendering him far too easy to stand up, blow back or toss aside. Retracts his arms on contact frequently, causing him to rely more on his shoulder or chest when engaged with defenders.
Isn't a big second-effort guy, and will seemingly stop working while the play is still going. Isn't a very instinctive run blocker, often appearing indecisive when targeting in space, and struggling to anticipate defender movement on the run.
COMPARES TO: Nate Potter, OT, Arizona Cardinals - Just like Potter, Brown exhibits some impressive natural ability in pass protection, but lacks both power and corrective effort to consistently perform at a high level as a run blocker. He'll be a consideration in the latter rounds, where he could be an immediate depth fill as a rotational right tackle with potential to spot-start and hold his own against NFL pass rushers.