03/08/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Jaron Brown isn't projected highly on anyone's draft board, but that doesn't mean NFL scouts don't want his opinion, as he found out Thursday morning. During an interview session on Clemson's Pro Day, one scout asked Brown which teammate he'd select in the draft - sophomore Sammy Watkins or junior DeAndre "Nuk" Hopkins? "I said, ???Nuk,' " Brown said. "Why?" he was asked. "Because he's eligible for the draft," Brown said.
Smart play by Brown, who later impressed with a few more smart plays that resulted in one of the more notable Pro Day showings among the 12 former Tigers who participated at Clemson's new indoor practice facility.
Showing off his agility and skills in front of representatives from 31 of the NFL's 32 teams, Brown turned some heads by clocking an unofficial 4.29 in the 40-yard dash (later officially declared a 4.4), then leaping a personal-best 35?? inches in the vertical jump. He followed that up with the best efforts of the day in the L-drill (an L-shaped shuttle run) and the standing broad jump. "I wanted to come out and showcase my talents," Brown said. "I think I did a pretty good job." No question there. Brown's 40 time was the best of the day as well, and his vertical jump was second only to a 37-inch leap turned in by tight end Brandon Ford. - Scott Keepfer, The Greenville News
03/08/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: No one boosted their status more than Brown, who enhanced his prospects regardless of whether he ends up being a late-round selection or a free-agent signee. Brown always seemed to be a "third wheel" in Clemson's receiving corps, with Watkins and Hopkins getting a majority of the receptions - and headlines - the past few seasons. Both Watkins and Hopkins have posted better numbers in seasons than Brown accumulated over his four-year career, but the soft-spoken former team captain always showed a knack for making clutch catches on big downs. Given that, it was of little surprise that he stood out during pass-catching drills, making several impressive receptions, including a one-handed grab that drew oohs and aahs. "It was a fun experience," Brown said. - Scott Keepfer, The Greenville News
03/07/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Wide receiver Jaron Brown was easily overlooked next to Watkins and Hopkins on Clemson's offense, but he stood out to scouts during agility drills on Thursday. His 40-yard dash was clocked in the 4.3-4.4 range, adding 35.5-inch vertical, 10'4" broad jump and 17 reps on the bench press. Brown also did well catching the ball with several impressive grabs, using his large hands to make snags away from his body. Thursday's workout alone might put him in the late round range for some teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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