If No. 10 overall pick Todd Gurley is going to provide Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams an Eddie George-like presence in the running game as the club hopes, he'll need help from an offensive line expected to field three new starters in 2015, which may very well include Brown (predominately a tackle at Louisville) inside at right guard.
Clemson's loss will be the NFL's gain, according to one high-ranking scout who is confident that some club will be willing to invest a pick during July's Supplemental Draft on the 6-foot-6, 290 pound left tackle, who is opting to leave school early due to family obligations.
Veteran cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Kyle Wilson were brought in to help but don't be surprised if former Florida State standout P.J. Williams outplays his third round selection and proves a 'starter' at nickel as a rookie for the Saints.