Originally Posted by lkelly
What are Elton Brown's "negatives?"
Here's the NFLdraftcountdown analysis.
Strengths: Great size and a huge frame...Excellent mobility for a man his size...Team leader and captain...Good strength and power...A downright dominator at times and a monster in the running game...Has been a starter since his true freshman season...Still has a lot of upside and keeps getting better.
Weaknesses: Doesn't always play up to his potential...Lacks consistency and won't be able to get away with giving less than maximum effort in the pros...Has had some small, nagging injuries throughout his career...Can still improve in pass protection...Technique needs work.
Notes: A player who is still improving and was a monster in 2004...Has the physical tools to be special and won't last long come Draft Day...One of, if not the, top guards in the Draft.
It's just a red flag to me when you have someone who doesn't play up to his potential. The comment implying that he gives less than maximum effort is troubling. Now, I'm not a scout and have never seen the guy play, I only read what others say VERY closely. It's just an opinion.