2015 NFL DRAFT
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Elton Brown

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 329 | College: Virginia
 
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Overview

Positives. … Has a massive frame with a square body, broad shoulders, thick lower torso, good bubble, wide waist and hips, thick thighs and calves. … Effective at picking up stunts and inside moves. … Uses a two-point stance and while he has problems rolling his hips, he uses his balance and weight to get a good push in the ground game. … Does a very good job of controlling the gaps in the passing game. … His stoutness and ability to hold his own in the short area is evident, as he is quite effective to throw his blocks on the move. … Has the balance and upper body strength needed to lock on and control the defender in pass protection. … His natural strength is very effective in his hand punch and he does a very nice job of anchoring down and sitting back vs. the bull rush. … Superb trap blocker who keeps his head on a swivel looking for secondary targets to hit. … Shows flexibility and suddenness in his pass set, shuffling his feet while staying low in his pads to mirror. … While he lacks timed speed to be effective in the second level, he has the quick feet needed to recover on a defender and will not be beaten by a quick bull rush move. … Does a very good job of playing on his feet, as he sees twists and stunts quickly, showing balance working in space. … Plays with a strong base, showing very good field vision picking up stunts and blitzes. … Has the balance to recover and his lower body strength and base prevent defenders from pushing him backwards. … Even with an adequate kick set, he keeps his feet and balance to recover and deliver a jarring hand punch.

Negatives … Lacks the ideal foot speed to be effective working into the second level. … At the line of scrimmage, he plays on his feet with above average balance, but when heading up field, he gets too erect in his stance and his feet seem to go dead when having to go the distance. … Struggles to roll his hips and explode on a defender when blocking for the ground game. … Has marginal ability to make adjustments and neutralize the linebackers when working in the second level, as he gets too high in his stance, narrows his base and loses balance. … Coaches say that he is a likeable sort, but he has had a few off-field incidents that might warrant further review. … Needs to refine his second level blocking technique, but he has improved his overall play. … Generates little movement or production when asked to block up field for the running game. … Must play at a lower pad level, as he tends to get too erect in his stance and his inconsistent anchor results in defenders getting underneath him to get a good push off the snap. … Alarming difference in his Wonderlic test score at school and the one from the Combines could be a concern.

2004 Season

Second-team All-ACC choice … Recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference … First-team All-State pick by Virginia Sports Information Directors Association and the Roanoke Times … Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Duke … Received the Colonel Frank C. McCue Award as UVa's outstanding interior lineman … Received the Virginia McDowell Bowen Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation … Started eleven games at right guard, missing early season games against Wake Forest and North Carolina due to a high ankle sprain … Helped Virginia led the ACC with the fewest sacks allowed (12), the fewest sacks given up by a UVA team since 1987 (9) …

2003 GAME Analysis

Duke … Got the season started with a stellar performance, posting seven knockdowns and grading 95% for blocking consistency … Took down linebacker Ryan Fowler on a 9-yard touchdown toss from QB Anthony Martinez to Heath Miller as the offense totaled 373 yards.

Western Michigan … Cleared a rush lane used by tailback Wali Lundy for a 1-yard scoring run as the Cavaliers amassed 405 yards.

Florida State … Cut blocked defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on an 8-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Schaub to Heath Miller as the offense gained 326 aerial yards.

North Carolina State … Chop blocked defensive end Sheldon Lewin on QB Matt Schaub's 20-yard scoring pass to Wali Lundy, finishing with seven knockdowns as the Cavaliers gained 443 yards, including 393 in the air.

Georgia Tech … Saw linebacker Keyaron Fox coming through the left backside and raced to the point of attack to simply flatten the Yellow Jacket, as an unsuspecting Matt Schaub, not realizing he was about to be sacked, lifted a 10-yard pass to Heath Miller for a score.

Virginia Tech … Blasted rush end Cols Colas with a bone-jarring forearm shot, knocking the defender down as Schaub rolled right to connect with Alvin Pearman on a 49-yard scoring strike … Finished with seven knockdowns as the team totaled 468 yards.

2003 Season

Honorable mention All-ACC … First-team All-State choice by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association … Second-team All-State selection by the Roanoke Times … Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against South Carolina … Turned in a tremendous season … Started all twelve games he played … Was slowed by a foot injury that caused him to miss two games (Penn State, North Carolina State).

2002 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Recorded ten knockdown blocks, allowed no sacks and graded at 90 percent in the upset of South Carolina in the best effort of his career … Graded 90 percent vs. Akron and allowed no sacks and no pressures … Threw the key block that got Billy McMullen into the end zone for the winning touchdown vs. Clemson … Graded out over 90 percent in the come-from-behind win over North Carolina … Graded at 95 percent in the upset of #18 Maryland to clinch second place in the ACC, as he had a career-high 17 knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack or pressure. In the third quarter, on a third-and-21 play, he threw two key blocks on one play to help spring Wali Lundy into the end zone on a 24-yard touchdown pass play.

2002 Season

Saw his playing time increase as the season progressed … Played in 10 games with four starts … Moved into the starting lineup at right guard for the Wake Forest game and remained there the rest of the way … Saw his first action vs. Clemson as a member of the kick block team … Made his first appearance at guard the following week vs. Duke and also played on the kick block team, as well as playing in goal line defense situations vs. the Blue Devils … Played sparingly on goal line defense and at guard vs. Maryland and North Carolina … Recorded his only tackle while playing goal line defense vs. Maryland … Saw his playing time at guard increase beginning with the Florida State game, when he also played some goal line defense … Played guard and goal line defense vs. North Carolina State before moving into the right guard spot for good vs. Wake Forest as head coach Al Groh revamped the entire offensive line … Remained in the starting lineup for the final four games … Following the change, the Cavaliers averaged more yards rushing and passing per game and averaged more points per game than before … Two of the team's top-four rushing performances and two of their top-three passing efforts during the season came after the switch … Blocked a field goal vs. Virginia Tech.

Injury Report

2002: Sat out the Penn State and North Carolina State games with a right foot sprain and slight concussion.

2003: Did not play vs. Wake Forest and North Carolina because of a high right ankle sprain.

Off-Field Issues

In researching information on this athlete, it was discovered that while he was in high school, the University of North Carolina pulled back its scholarship offer after Elton was arrested and convicted in juvenile court prior to his prep senior year (fighting) … On Jan. 19 2003, Elton and Virginia cornerback Almondo Curry were arrested in the early morning for allegedly assaulting a University student. University police responded to an assault complaint late night Jan. 18 near the Copeley residence area. The Charlottesville General District Court scheduled a hearing for Brown and Curry on Feb. 7, but the charges were later dropped.

Track

Anthropology major … Nicknamed "Big-E" … Son of Robin Brown-Miller and Quienton Miller … Has a brother, Scorpio (19), who is a sophomore tight end at Hampton University …

Born Elton Gillett Brown on 5/22/82 in Hampton, Virginia.

High School

CAMPUS: 5.35 in the 40-yard dash … 385-pound bench press … 500-pound squat … 319-pound power clean … 24-inch vertical jump … Right-handed … 25/34 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: Played chose to not participate in the agility tests at the Combines … 34 -inch arm length … 9 7/8-inch hands … 13 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Hampton (Va.) High School, playing football for coach Mike Smith … Played offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Hampton High as a senior … Earned All-District, All-Region, and All-Daily Press honors in 2000, as he led Hampton to a 10-2 record and a second-place finish in the Class 3A, Eastern Region, Peninsula District … Rated as the No. 18 player in Virginia as a senior by Super Prep and also rated as the No. 17 defensive lineman in the nation by ESPN.com … Also competed on the basketball and baseball teams at Hampton … Played at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia as a junior, where he registered nine tackles for loss, including two sacks, and recorded two interceptions that season … Earned All-League, All-Area and All-Tidewater honors in 1999 for his play at defensive tackle and was twice named All-Peninsula at Newport News.

 
 
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