Amon-Ra St. Brown: What scouting reports said pre-draft about Lions WR

    the detroit lions touched down at usc wide receiver amon-ra st. brown in the fourth round of the 2021 nfl draft. lions fans are intrigued by the 5-11, 197-pound wide receiver, who has a clear path to immediate playing time in detroit’s revamped receiving corps. /p>

    here’s what some of the leading analysts and draft guides had to say about st. brown before draft.

    The league’s official website employs veteran analyst lance zierlein to assess the prospects. here is the skinny in st. brown of the report of him,

    He has been an inside and outside receiver for the past two seasons, but he might lack the speed and strength to make a living outside at the professional level. despite the average speed of the foot, st. Brown will vary his press release and shows himself polished as a slot road racer. he’s unlikely to get consistent vertical clearance, but he has above-average tracking talent and body control to improve his chances of success. his concentration dips below him are a concern and his run block can be unfortunate at times. There is nothing dazzling about his overall athleticism or game, but he is a solid football player with a chance to become a starter in the future.

    st. brown rated a 6.21, which is at the top of the range labeled, “good backup who could become a starter.”

    the athletic/danish brugler

    Brugler’s “The Beast” is one of the most comprehensive and respected draft guides each year. the well educated analyst classified st. brown no. 11 on his big board wr with a 2nd/3rd round rating, scoring,

    a three year tenure at usc, st. Brown was the X receiver in offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s layout, lining up inside and outside to the left of the formation. Considered one of the most polished high school catchers of the modern era, he made an immediate impact and finished his career at no. 11th in USC history with 178 receptions. Despite his average size, he can play above the rim and be a ball winner, adjusting to the ball in flight and contorting his body. Even though he has the quickness of his feet to find out, the windows of separation from him will be much smaller compared to the NFL coverage. in general, st. Brown won’t strike fear into the hearts of opponents with speed or roughness, but he is ultra-competitive with body control and polished to be a reliable NFL target. he projects better into the slot.

    st. brown was brugler’s number. 67 overall, which shows the relative value of the Lions in selecting him at no. 112.


    ourlads reports are written by a team of former nfl scouts headed by staff man dan shonka. their draft guideline presents frank exploratory language and quickly runs the gamut of positives and negatives,

    He’s the kind of receiver who doesn’t let the ball touch the turf if it comes into contact with his hands. his consistency with his ball skills and attention to detail are professional caliber. It won’t impress many with the size or speed, but the skill set and hustle will make things happen. he projects better in the slot and will have a limited but important impact on an offense. competitive player who brings energy and total effort at every moment of every game. highly detailed route runner who hits all the points of his footwork with precision and at the right time. he can put a defensive back wherever he wants and he will take advantage of the gaps and creases. incredibly strong and consistent hands. he looks at the ball inside and catches it hard and fast. he can play late hands. adjusts to the trajectory of the ball with ease. he will make catches from all angles with or without defenders on him. excellent vision after the catch to pick up extra yardage. react quickly and will take advantage of a defender by exaggerating their tackling intentions. size and speed don’t stand out. he will not remove the top of a secondary. he lacks the power or jumping ability to overwhelm defenders in traffic. has a hard time getting a split against tight men’s coverage.

    st. brown earned a fourth-round rating with a score of 6.06, which ranks near the bottom of the labeled scale,

    “solid support. updates the staging backup. ascending skills and production. good potential based on measurable. it will need professional physical development.”

    professional soccer approach

    pff analysts had this to say about st. brown in your draft guide,

    st. Brown did not disappoint as a freshman in 2018, with 60 receptions for 750 yards. he then created hype with more than 1,000 yards and 18 broken tackles in his second season since the slot. with possible round 1 expectations heading into 2020, st. Brown finally got his chance at outside receiver and faded to a degree. he struggled to create big plays outside, averaging just 11.7 receiving yards. His explosiveness pales in comparison to some of the other top receivers in the class, and this may be just what he’s getting.

    They summed it up by labeling the Trojan a third-round talent with the tagline,

    “st. brown doesn’t do much to get you excited, but he has a solid all-around profile for a quality no. 2 receiver.”

    professional soccer net

    one of the newer outlets, pfn has a team of testers led by tony pauline. your report on st. brown harps on the relative lack of success playing outdoors in 2020,

    st. Brown looked like a first-round prospect from the 2019 movie, but he didn’t raise his game last season and even regressed in certain respects. he is a reliable play catcher with natural hands and plays much faster than his time. brown possesses the ability to be a no. 1 at the next level, but he must stay focused and consistently play a high level.

    st. Brown was the 11th wide receiver on his big board.

    the network project

    the scouts network draft team ranked st. brown like no. 9 wide receiver and the no. 53 overview in the draft. his overall evaluation, as with most prospects, focuses on the positives,

    He plays with very good athleticism overall, as evidenced by his body control and agility as a route runner. His game embodies a blue-collar toughness and competitiveness rarely seen in a wide receiver. he is excellent in contested catching situations due to his competitiveness and great playability. he excels in numbers and is a threat in the short, intermediate and deep passing game. he has excellent hand-eye coordination, which makes him efficient at catching targets.


    the collection of reports is pretty consistent in praising st. Brown’s competitiveness, his ability to make tough catches, and how well he presents himself as a larger target than his size would indicate. lack of dynamic athletic traits is also a common theme.

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