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2016 NFL DRAFT

Malcolm Brown, RB

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cibolo, TX
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 224 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
178165-6

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.622.711.6419 34 1/29'9"4.156.86
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.512.621.53- ----

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Brown looks the part with NFL build, running square to the line of scrimmage with the body strength to shake off single defenders and play with lower pad level than most on the field. He doesn't have dynamic elusiveness, but shows effective plant-and-go quickness with excellent play speed, always looking to get north-south in a hurry. Brown follows his blocks well with good feel and vision to find openings and get to the second level. Although he doesn't have ideal power and explosive traits, Brown runs physical, low to the ground and always seems to be picking up positive yardage.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks the juice teams are looking for in a feature back, showing little explosiveness through the hole and lacking breakaway speed. Shows toughness to run through tackles but is an upright runner who too often absorbs big hits, leaving the ball and his body vulnerable. Swings his arms to maintain balance, at times, further exposing the ball. Possesses a naturally imposing frame but isn't a cut-up athlete, raising questions about his weight-room dedication.

Player Overview

Considered the nation's top running back out of high school four years ago, Brown led the Longhorns in rushing yards in 2013 (904 yards), but he hasn't exactly lived up to the monumental hype. Nonetheless, his talent is obvious and was on display when he finished the 2013 season strong with three straight 100-yard performances (128, 131, 130).

Unfortunately, Brown wasn't able to continue this momentum in Charlie Strong's first season as the head 'Horn, eclipsing the 100-yard mark just one time in 2014 - a 116-yard, two-touchdown effort (on a season-high 22 carries) in a 34-13 win over Texas Tech.

Brown looks the part, boasting a combination of power and balance to keep his feet and drive through contact for additional yardage. Unfortunately, he lacks the wiggle and breakaway speed that teams value in today's NFL, leaving the former five-star recruit hoping just to get drafted.

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11/03/2014 - Malcolm Brown scored two rushing touchdowns, Johnathan Gray ran for another and Tyrone Swoopes threw for a score to lead Texas over Texas Tech 34-13 on Saturday night. Brown scored touchdowns of 3 yards and 1 yard, and Gray ran it in from 17 yard for the Longhorns (4-5, 3-3 Big 12), who got their sixth straight win over the Red Raiders. Swoopes completed 13 of 25 passes for 228 yards, hitting Jaxon Shipley for a 4-yard score. It was the first 100-yard rushing game for the Longhorns this season. John Harris finished with a career-high 165 yards receiving. It was his third game this season of 100-plus yards receiving.

The loss assured Texas Tech (3-6, 1-5) a fifth straight losing Big 12 record with three conference games remaining. Texas Tech backup quarterback Pat Mahomes left the game after getting leveled by Quandre Diggs. True freshman walk-on Vincent Testaverde Jr., son of Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde, finished the game. Brown moved him into 12th place in school history for career yards rushing. - AP Sports

 

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