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2016 NFL DRAFT

Jamon Brown, OT

School: Louisville  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fern Creek, KY
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 323 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
264227-FA

Player Overview

A three-star defensive tackle recruit out of high school, Brown committed to Louisville over offers from Illinois, Kentucky and Purdue. He started on defense, but moved to offense early in his true freshman season, starting one game at left guard.

Brown moved to tackle as a sophomore and won the starting right tackle job, starting all 13 games in 2012. He moved to left tackle in 2013 as a junior and started all 13 games for Teddy Bridgewater's blindside. Brown started at left tackle in 2014 as a senior, but alternated between the left and right sides often in Bobby Petrino's strong/weak alignments, earning Second Team All-ACC honors.

He earned an invitation to the 2015 East-West Shrine Game.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Naturally wide base with adequate knee bend...squares his pads well and flashes an aggressive punch...nice job keeping his pads down in his shuffle, playing with a low-man-wins mentality...gets into position quickly to angle block and seal the edge...uses his length well to engulf bodies and create a wide blocking radius, forcing rushers to pay for cab fare to get around him...strong hands to control blocks and drive defenders out of the picture.

Mobile enough to get to the second level and eliminate stationary targets...versatile experience with extensive playing time at both left and right tackle (40 career collegiate starts) - durable and toughs out minor injuries, not missing a start the last three seasons...positive-minded individual with zero concerns about his personal character.

WEAKNESSES: Mammoth size and moves like it laterally with a heavy kickslide and shuffle...spare tire in his midsection and conditioning has been an issue - tends to get complacent for stretches...often caught off-balance and needs to stay under control in his movements...aggressive punch, but needs to improve his timing and patience, often ending up hunched over at the waist...sells out to win off the snap, something veteran rushers take advantage of.

Unreliable if asked to block moving targets in space and does his best work in his own square...inconsistent snap anticipation, both late and early - will draw false start penalties...best NFL position is likely inside at guard, a position he hasn't played since his true freshman season...wasn't able to work out at the NFL Combine because of "lower body" strain.

SUMMARY: After playing on both offense and defense in high school, Brown arrived at Louisville with the mindset that he would play defensive tackle, but only a few games into the 2011 season and injuries on the offensive line prompted his transition to offense. He embraced the move and had single-digit practices under his belt before his first career start, which came on the road in the fifth game of his true freshman season.

Brown started every game at tackle the last three seasons, showing versatility to play both sides, but does need to keep his weight in check - tipped the scale at 350 pounds in Jan. 2014 and needs to keep his playing weight in the 320-325 range. He answers well to tough coaching and isn't allergic to work, which will serve him well in the NFL, along with his naturally wide set and large wingspan. Brown's best fit in the NFL is at guard where he has starting potential.

--Dane Brugler

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.082.951.74- -08'07"4.617.36
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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Rams' nine picks: Round 3/72 - Jamon Brown, G/T, 6-4, 323, Louisville...Started 39 games over the last three seasons, playing right tackle in 2012 and left tackle the last two years. Brown went to Louisville as a defensive lineman, but made the switch to the offensive line during his freshman season. He started one game at guard that season. Expect to begin his Rams career as a guard. - The Sports Xchange
 

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