Welcome to the 20/20 series. As part of our continued Dynasty Scouts coverage and in preparation for the NFL Combine, we will be profiling 20 of the top incoming rookies of the class of 2019 by giving you 20 facts you must know.
1.) Player name – A.J. Brown
2.) College – Ole Miss Rebels
3.) Height/Weight – 6’1’’, 225 lbs
4.) Birthdate – 6/30/1997 (21 years old)
5.) Class – Junior
6.) Basic college stats – 2016 (freshman): 29 receptions for 412 yards and two touchdowns. 2017 (sophomore): 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns. 2018 (junior): 85 receptions for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns.
7.) NFL Draft round projection – While many cannot seem to agree who the best wide receivers are in the 2019 class, most agree it is likely at least one or two are selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. A.J. Brown could possibly be one. He figures to be selected in the second round with a possibility of sneaking into the first.
8.) Current NFL comparison – A.J. Brown is a big, physical receiver who has great ball skills. His play-style reminds me of a combination of Anquan Boldin and Jarvis Landry. All three receivers excel/excelled in the slot due to their physicality but can/could also play outside as well. Brown’s size is more comparable to Boldin’s, but all three players are/were physical players who do a great job of creating yards after contact.