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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Chykie Brown

| | College: Texas
 
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Overview

No matter if scouts say his name correctly or not -- Shock-ey -- they know he is an athletic, physical corner with great tools with which NFL coaches can work.

Brown's most productive season came as a junior in 2009, posting 48 tackles, eight pass breakups, two sacks, a forced fumble and his first two career interceptions. As a sophomore, an ankle injury limited him in three games but he was able to regain his starting position for Texas' Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State. He finished the season with 28 tackles, nine pass breakups and a sack. Brown saw his first action as a redshirt freshman in 2007 on special teams as well as the defensive backfield. He finished the season with 11 tackles and tied for second on the team with eight special teams tackles.

Brown was injured his senior year, breaking his right forearm late in the season. He played in only nine games but broke up seven passes, had 19 tackles, two for loss and a sack. He played well against top competition and can make quarterbacks pay for poor throws. His physical attributes make him a draft prospect -- and a potential steal if he can stay healthy.

Analysis

Strengths: Can lock down receivers and rarely saw frequent passes thrown to his side of the field. Plays a mix of off-man and press coverage. Flips his hips well. Can turn and run with receivers and uses good body and hand positioning to stay with them. Has good agility and quick feet after the snap. Takes good angles on the ball and locates it well in the air. Displays great technique when using his long arms and hand-eye coordination to knock away passes in front of the receiver without interfering. Not fooled by head or body fakes and can glue himself to receivers. Never gives up on a play and always wants to be a part of the action. Accelerates quickly once recognizing what's coming. Physical player with good length on the edge, also breaks down well in space. Loves to support vs. the run and will wrap up and bring down most backs.

Weaknesses: Stands upright in his backpedal, making him a step slow to plant and drive on short routes. Good height for a corner, but can get overpowered and shielded by big, strong receivers on the outside. Slow to recognize what's coming: run or pass. Looks to be confused in zone coverage at times, gets turned around and does not always spot receivers coming into his area. Is athletic but can be outrun by pure speed receivers if he doesn't read the initial move. Quick enough to stick with receivers when he keeps contact or the route is simple, but lacks the speed to recover deep. Missed three games as a sophomore due to a sprained ankle he suffered in mid-October of that season, also multiple games in 2010 with a broken right forearm.

Career Notes

Five-year cornerback who appeared in 47 career games, starting 29 … notched 106 tackles (71 solo), two INTs, 24 PBU, four sacks, nine TFL, three pressures and two forced fumbles during his career … appeared in all 14 games, including 12 starts, in 2009 … compiled 48 tackles (31 solo), two INTs, eight PBU, two sacks, five TFL, a pressure and a forced fumble … played in 11 games in 2008, starting eight … posted 28 tackles, nine PBU, a sack and two TFL … saw action in 13 games at defensive back and on special teams in 2007 … tied for second on the team with eight special-teams tackles … gained valuable experience as a redshirt in 2006 … an all-state and two-time all-district performer who also was an honor roll student as a prepster.

2010 Season

Started nine games at cornerback … suffered a season-ending forearm injury against Kansas State … helped UT rank sixth in total defense in the nation (300.2 ypg) and sixth in passing defense (161.6 ypg) … logged 19 tackles (14 solo), one sack, two TFL, seven PBU, one forced fumble and two pressures on the year … earned the coaching staff's Ball Hawk Award on one occasion … recorded one tackle and one PBU at Rice … registered two tackles, one forced fumble, one PBU and one pressure versus Wyoming … shared team's Ball Hawk Award for his effort against the Cowboys … registered two tackles and one PBU at Texas Tech … recorded two tackles (two solo) versus UCLA … logged a career-high three PBU, equaled career highs with eight tackles and two TFL and added one sack against No. 8 Oklahoma … registered two tackles and added on PBU at No. 5/4 Nebraska … logged one pressure versus Iowa State … notched two tackles (two solo) at Kansas State.

2009 Season

Appeared in all 14 games, including 12 starts … helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) … UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) … tallied 48 tackles (31 solo), two INTs, eight PBU, two sacks, five TFL, a pressure and a forced fumble … posted three tackles, a TFL and a forced fumble against ULM … registered a tackle and two PBU against Wyoming … notched seven tackles versus Texas Tech … registered a tackle and two PBU against UTEP.

Posted a tackle and a PBU versus Colorado … tallied four tackles, two PBU and a pressure against No. 20 Oklahoma … posted two tackles and his first career INT at Missouri … registered four tackles and an INT at Oklahoma State … notched a career-high eight tackles, including two TFL and a sack, at Baylor … registered four tackles and a sack versus Kansas … posted seven tackles, including a TFL, at Texas A&M … tallied two tackles and a PBU in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska … added three tackles in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.

2008 Season

Appeared in 11 games, starting eight … limited in three and a half midseason games due to an ankle injury, but earned his starting spot back before the Fiesta Bowl … helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) … compiled 28 tackles, nine PBU, a sack and two TFL … posted two tackles versus FAU … recorded five tackles at UTEP … tallied five tackles, a TFL and two PBU against Rice … added four tackles, his first career sack and posted his first kickoff return for 29 yards versus Arkansas … notched a tackle and two PBU at Colorado … compiled two tackles and a PBU against No. 1 Oklahoma … posted two tackles and a PBU versus No. 11 Missouri … posted a tackle at No. 7 Texas Tech … notched three tackles and two PBU in a victory at Kansas … recorded two tackles versus Texas A&M … registered a solo tackle and a PBU against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

2007 Season

Appeared in 13 games at defensive back and on special teams … posted 11 tackles and tied for second on the team with eight special-teams tackles … posted a season-high four tackles versus Rice … tallied a tackle against Arkansas State, No. 19 TCU, UCF, Iowa State, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M … redshirted in 2006.

2006 Season

Redshirted.

High School

Coached by David Aymond at North Shore … an all-state standout who played safety, cornerback, running back and wide receiver in high school … a two-time all-district performer who earned three letters … registered 120 tackles, 10 interceptions, 19 PBU, eight TFL, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his career … named first-team 5A all-state by The Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior … also earned first-team all-district 23-5A, first-team all-region and first-team all-Greater Houston … registered 78 tackles, five TFL, five INTs, seven PBU, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and returned a kickoff for a TD that season … made the game-winning interception in a 7-6 win over The Woodlands, one of three interceptions in the game, along with eight tackles … helped North Shore to an 11-1 record in 2005 … was named first-team all-district as a junior … had 35 tackles, one INT, 12 PBU, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery that year … helped North Shore to an 11-1 record in 2004.

Personal

Born 12/26/86 in Houston, Texas … full name is Chykie Jerrod Brown … a prep honor roll student … sister, Dominique, plays basketball at Huston-Tillotson … was involved in a program to help maintain school grounds … donated time to the Houston Food Bank … enjoys playing basketball and lifting weights.

 
Latest News
04/04/2011 - Texas Pro day: Chykie Brown (5-11 5/8, 191) ran 4.40 and 4.37 seconds in the 40, had a 39-inch vertical, and stood on everything else from the combine. His workout was pretty good. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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