The Redskins have a visit with another offensive tackle lined up. Louisville's Jamon Brown(6'4", 323 lbs) has a visit with the Redskins, but the day it will happen has not been revealed yet. Aaron Wilson from the National Football Post reported Brown's Redskins visit, along with a handful of other teams that will be checking out the OL prospect. Miami OT Ereck Flowers was also set to visit the Redskins this week. Flowers is projected to be drafted in the middle of the 1st round or early 2nd round, so he would likely only be an option following a trade back or some luck. Brown's draft projection is a lot lower, and he will likely be available on Day 3. NFL.com projects him to be drafted in the 4th or 5th, but CBS Sports is not as high on him, putting him in the 7th-UDFA range(320th overall, 25th OT). National Football Post projected that he could even go as high as the 3rd round, and labeled him an ascending player in this year's draft process.
Brown has started games for the Cardinals in each of his 4 years at Louisville, but didn't become a full time starter until his sophomore year. Once he became a starting OT, he hasn't missed a game, starting 39 regular season games over the last 3 years. Brown played RT in 2012, then shifted over to the left side for his last two years. Brown projects to guard or right tackle in the NFL, which just so happen to be areas the Redskins could use an upgrade.
Sources: Louisville tackle Jamon Brown has visits with Broncos, Lions, Redskins, private workouts for Bengals, Bills http://t.co/5TtKKqAjk0— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 16, 2015
PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 5.09 seconds
20-yard dash: 2.95 seconds
10-yard dash: 1.74 seconds
Vertical jump: 28 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 7 inches
Short shuttle: 4.7 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.36 seconds
STRENGTHS Thick, wide frame. "Run-around" defenders have a long way to go to get around him. Adequate power in lower half to get initial push. Quicker than expected out of stance and with initial steps. Can beat defender to the spot as position blocker. Play speed will be a plus inside. Straight-line mover in space with potential to be effective blocker on inside zone plays from guard spot. Has experience at both tackle spots and at guard. Uses club move to initiate movement.
WEAKNESSES Doesn't consistently unlock power. Has length but doesn't use it. Slow to process stunts. Struggles when defender gets to his edge. Overextends and loses assignment in pass sets. Lowers head like battering ram at punch point. Below-average recovery and redirect talent when beaten. Scouts believe conditioning is a legitimate concern for him late in games. Puts skates on when headed to second level. Must play with more body control.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 4 or 5
SOURCES TELL US "He could go much higher than anyone thinks because he'll be on boards as a tackle or as a guard. He can move and he has some power so he will hit more teams draft boards than some of the other guys in the draft." - NFC Executive
NFL COMPARISON Dallas Thomas
BOTTOM LINE Intriguing tackle/guard prospect. His mass and athletic limitations are best-suited inside and his quickness off the snap could be an indicator that Brown's best football could be ahead of him. With a wider base and better body control, Brown could become a starting guard or potential tackle in power scheme.
No game highlights today. Instead I did some scouting on an underrated part of a players transition to the NFL, the Rookie Talent Show. I'm pretty sure Brown is the frontrunner, unless someone has a killer Gruden impersonation ready.