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2015 NFL DRAFT

James Brown, OG

School: Troy  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Magnolia, MS
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 306 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11063-4
Latest News
04/19/2012 - Brown, a native of Magnolia, Miss., would love to be the latest small-school lineman turned NFL standout. Scouts consider him a raw but natural athlete with good range. Some question his overall strength. Despite not playing regularly against top-echelon talent, Brown believes he can become a mauler in the NFL. "I'm a better run-blocker," he said. "I've been told that I have a great punch, and that helps me out in the run game and the passing game, too." Brown, who started at left tackle in all 38 games he played for Troy, has had plenty to prove during the past few months. In Senior Bowl practices, he struggled at times in his move to playing guard, a position scouts say better suits his skills and gives him an advantage against less athletic interior linemen. Eventually he began to pick up the nuances of playing inside. "It was definitely different because I've never really played the position," Brown said. "It was a very different experience playing guard, but as the week progressed, I started getting a little better." - Nakia Hogan, The Times-Picayune

04/02/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: James Brown, Troy, 6-3, 306...Brown started all 38 games he played for Troy at left tackle and graded out extremely well. But during Senior Bowl practices he struggled on the outside and was moved to guard, which seems to suit him better against top competition. He is still unpolished and needs work on his overall technique and strengthen his base to increase ballast as an interior blocker. But he has quick feet, long arms (33?? inches), strong hands and enough natural athleticism to give him tantalizing upside. After starring at Amite County High in Liberty, Miss., Brown was an All-Mississippi juco player at Southwest Mississippi Community College before finally making it to Troy. He started 13 games in 2009 when Troy was third in the nation in total offense (485.69 ypg). By 2011, he was first team All Sun-Belt Conference. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/26/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL THURSDAY: OT James Brown, Troy: An under-the-radar player, Brown has had a tough time so far this week, but has shown steady progression after being moved inside to guard at practice. He looks natural in his movements with very good foot quickness and lateral agility, but he is unpolished with his hand placement and overall technique. After playing left tackle at Troy, Brown will need to strengthen his base and lower body in order to anchor as an interior blocker. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/19/2011 - 2011 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: James Brown (Troy, Sr., OL), has been selected All-Sun Belt Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season. Brown, who will represent the Trojans at the Senior Bowl in Mobile in late January, started all 12 games at left tackle for the Trojans. He graded out at 87.3 percent in 878 snaps on the season while being penalized just twice. Brown posted a team-high 110 knockdown blocks and was the only Trojan senior to find his way onto the All-Sun Belt and we will leave Troy after a very successful career as a three-year starter. - Troy football

09/07/2011 - 09/07/11 DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 1. James Brown, OT, Troy: The Trojans lost 49-13 against Clemson, but don't tell the Tigers' defensive ends it was an easy win. Brown stoned talented players like Andre Branch and true freshman Corey Crawford in pass protection, moving very well laterally in his relatively svelte 320-pound frame (down from 340 last season). He also displayed the strength to put players on the ground with a violent punch in the run game. The three-year starter for Troy after a season at junior college should earn a Senior Bowl invite - and surprise those who haven't studied him closely. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

07/19/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE (COACHES): James Brown (Troy, Sr., OL), has been selected Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the Sun Belt Head Coaches and Media Representatives. - Sun Belt Conference football

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: James Brown, Troy, OT, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Brown, who has been a two-year starter at left tackle where he has averaged almost five knockdown blocks per game while playing virtually every snap in 26 consecutive games. The Liberty, Miss., native was one of just 10 players on the watch list from non-automatic qualifying programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and was the only player from the Sun Belt Conference included on the list. "I am very honored to be nominated for this very prestigious award," Brown said. "I just hope that I can live up to the recognition." - Troy football

 
Latest News
04/19/2012 - Brown, a native of Magnolia, Miss., would love to be the latest small-school lineman turned NFL standout. Scouts consider him a raw but natural athlete with good range. Some question his overall strength. Despite not playing regularly against top-echelon talent, Brown believes he can become a mauler in the NFL. "I'm a better run-blocker," he said. "I've been told that I have a great punch, and that helps me out in the run game and the passing game, too." Brown, who started at left tackle in all 38 games he played for Troy, has had plenty to prove during the past few months. In Senior Bowl practices, he struggled at times in his move to playing guard, a position scouts say better suits his skills and gives him an advantage against less athletic interior linemen. Eventually he began to pick up the nuances of playing inside. "It was definitely different because I've never really played the position," Brown said. "It was a very different experience playing guard, but as the week progressed, I started getting a little better." - Nakia Hogan, The Times-Picayune

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