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Jordan Brown Could Be Our Next CB1

He’s a Prototypical CB Who Started Out as a WR: Sounds Familiar

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Brown, CB
School: South Dakota State | Conference: Missouri Valley (FCS)
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 201 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd - 6th Round
NFL Comparison: Chris Culliver

College Statistics

SD State Statistics

2015-16 South Dakota State 7 6 1 3 0
2016-17 South Dakota State 40 35 5 5 2
2017-18 South Dakota State 71 53 18 12 3
2018-19 South Dakota State 18 15 3 5 2

Player Overview

Jordan Brown played high school in Scottsdale, AZ, and arrived at South Dakota State as a wide receiver. Then, his freshman year, he played 11 games on defense. Within two years, he was named first team All-Missouri Valley Conference on the strength of 71 tackles, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions. During his senior season, he was again named first team all conference and third team all American. He has the right size and build, as well as speed (4.51 40 yd), to be a very effective CB at the pro level, particularly if he can find a way to increase his aggressiveness with receivers. Brown crushed the combine, and has seen his stock rise precipitously over the course of the last month or so, with whispers that he could go within the top 100 picks.


  • Fast
  • Great athletic ability
  • Good hands, former WR
  • Strong instincts
  • Closing skills
  • Good size


  • Needs more fire
  • Short arms
  • Lack of assertiveness
  • Not great in run support

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

The Redskins already have one wide receiver successfully turned cornerback on the team - Quinton Dunbar. Jordan Brown could be a soft-handed bookend to Dunbar who could eventually be groomed to replace the overpriced and underwhelming Josh Norman in the Redskins’ secondary. Initial reports indicate that Brown has the capability to start as a slot nickel corner, with a strength in zone coverage. The fly in that ointment is that with his stellar combine performance, most NFL scouts are now awake to Brown’s “sleeper” status.


Would you consider using a third round pick on Jordan Brown?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes, he sounds like he could be worth it.
    (58 votes)
  • 71%
    No, but I’d use a later round pick.
    (204 votes)
  • 8%
    I’m not interested.
    (25 votes)
287 votes total Vote Now