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Draft Prospect: OT Jammal Brown

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Silverstar, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Silverstar

    Silverstar Active Member

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    I don't know if he's worth the 20th pick or not, but I do know we need an upgrade at RT. Torrin Tucker was UDFA and is an excellent backup at RT, but shouldn't be a starter IMO. I know we have Rogers and Vollers, but I don't like either at RT.

    Brown's official numbers at the combine..

    Ht...6-5.7
    Wt...316
    40...5.08
    20...2.98
    10...1.76
    BP...DNP
    VJ...31-1/2
    BJ...9-1
    Shuttle...4.70
    Cone...7.95
    Wonderlic...12

    If it's any consolation, projected LT's Alex Barron (19) and Khalif Barnes (16) Wonderlic scores weren't much better. Here are some articles on Brown...

    http://www.draftshowcase.com/JamaalBrown.htm
    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2005/prospects/jammal_brown.html



    Whaddaya think?
  2. fishspill

    fishspill Active Member

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    I got a funny feeling we might be looking OT at #20.

    Brown's a pure RT, IMO. He'd fit right in and be a great addition.

    From what I've read, Barron and Barnes are left tackles to be. Plug them in and move Flozell? (Don't believe Bill when he says he wouldn't)

    I know Barnes and Barron might be able to switch to right as well, yet at this point I am not at ease with tackles switching sides right out of school. Don't know where I acquired this vague disquiet about the process...
  3. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    I think that Dallas shouldn't get an the top rated OT, just because he's the best according to draft gurus. More importantly, who's the best OT that will A) Get along with Parcells style. B) Fit into our system, i.e. limited mobility QB, and short but quick and explosive runner. Do Barnes or Brown fit that mold?

    I'm truly asking, I haven't even researched them yet.
  4. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Brown is a solid pick at 20 however I think it will depend on who's available to us at 20. I would think that a WR would take precedence at that pick and a trade down will be tempting. Tucker is serviceable at RT with Rivera next to him, I just wish they would've moved Tucker inside to G and signed McKenzie at RT. We would've filled both spots and been YOUNGER. :banghead:
  5. Silverstar

    Silverstar Active Member

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    Is Brown a Parcells type of player?

    I really don't see why he wouldn't be a Parcells type of player...honestly. The guy is big, strong, has quick feet, long arms, played in big games at Oklahoma and is a natural RT...just what we need. He's an instant upgrade over Tucker and a better prospect than Rogers was last year IMO.

    Of course, ALL rookies have to make adjustments when coming to the NFL. However, playing next to a seasoned Pro Bowler like Marco Rivera will make Brown's job that much easier. One thing is for sure, Brown will not last until our 2nd round pick. If we're going to shore up the RT position, we have to seriously consider grabbing Brown at #20. If not, were going to have to rely on Tucker or Rogers playing out of position again at RT.

    Here's the best profile I could find on Brown...

    http://www.draftboardinsiders.com/players/OT/brown-j.html
  6. Outlaw Heroes

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    Brown would be an outstanding pick at #20. I can't think of a better way to help an offense than to build a dominant line. With this kid at RT, we would have that.
  7. fishspill

    fishspill Active Member

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    I can speak on Brown more than any of them.

    Character guy, or at least no scandals I can recall. I think he's got a wife and kid/kids now too.

    He's got a lot of hustle to him. Finishes plays well. Has been accused of not having a firey disposition.

    He came to OU as a partial qualifier, that and his Wonderlich will tell you he isn't an Albert Schweitzer-type player.

    He was a fixture on various All-Conference and All-America teams since 2002. Only allowed one sack in 2003, about the same in 2004 if I recall. Pretty good considering White was the QB, which should answer a lot of questions about protecting a guy with limited mobility.

    He is also the favored side for Adrian Peterson in the running game, again, if I recall correctly.

    Here's a bio from 2004 media guide:
    Draft Exchange Analysis:
    In 2003 - First-team All-America by the AFCA and CNNSI.com and a consensus All-Big 12 selection ... second team All-America by Walter Camp Foundation and The Sporting News ... had the highest season grade among Oklahoma’s offensive linemen ...finished with a team-high 127 knockdown blocks and just one sack allowed ... ran down UCLA linebacker Spencer Havner to make the tackle at the end of a 72-yard interception return ... started every game at right tackle.

    In 2002 - First team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and Dallas Morning News, second team All-Big 12 by the coaches ... enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season and positioned himself for postseason honors in future campaigns " season-long starter at right tackle " had 80 knockdown blocks and just one penalty " just one percentage point out of the team lead in offensive line grading " opened holes for Oklahoma’s first 1,000-yard rusher (Quentin Griffin) since Bob Stoops became the head coach " helped increase OU’s yards per carry average by a full yard over 2001 " part of a line that surrendered just 18 sacks (less than two per game).

    In 2001 - Saw his first significant action of the season when he played several series at right tackle against Nebraska " became a regular reserve on the offensive line after the Nebraska game and often shared time with fellow freshman, Jerod Fields.

    In 2000 - Reported to camp as OU's partial qualifier but was subsequently cleared by the NCAA " suffered a knee injury during two-a-days which kept him out of early practice " redshirted.

    In High School - Regarded as one of the top 10 high school defensive tackles in the nation ... earned first-team All-State honors as a defensive tackle from the Tulsa World and high school coaches association ... rated as the fifth best defensive lineman in the Midlands by PrepStar and eighth best player in the Midlands by SuperPrep ... named as the second best player in the state by First Down Publications ... was a second-team All-State selection by the Daily Oklahoman as an offensive lineman ... played both sides of the ball and ended his final high school season with 70 unassisted tackles, nine sacks and 15 quarterback hurries.

    The Wrapup - Born: March 30, 1981 ... parent: Charles Brown ... major: sociology.
  8. Sitting Bull

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    I agree, fish. I don't buy that we're going to go with Tucker as our best option at RT. The only weakness I've seen on Brown is that he's strictly a RT. Not a problem for us and our QBs.
  9. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    Here's the question, though. Why would you spend a high draft pick on Brown when you've got the opportunity to fill other more pressing needs (pass rush) and still get a steal like Willis from Florida State for RT?
  10. fishspill

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    If Willis is good enough to improve the line and you get another player of some skill (pass rusher, wideout, cover guy) then by all means do so.

    I don't know Willis. I do have a strong feeling that Brown would do quite well, though. If the scouts grade out Willis as being a solid NFL starter and he'll be available later I'm all for it.

    What I'm not for is holding, false starts and generally having the RT on this team get his *** handed to him for an entire game.
  11. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is down on Tucker and yes he definitely struggled against the speed rushers on passing downs. Of course, he was essentially a rookie at T since he has ALWAYS PLAYED Guard. Tucker is a good player and we'd be foolish to get rid of him. That said, I definitely think we should consider getting a RT but Tucker should be moved back to G, maybe taking over for Allen or Rivera, whichever dies of old age first. I hope I'm wrong and Rogers becomes a good T instead of a complete bust. Ditto for Peterson.
  12. zagnut

    zagnut New Member

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    As far as I remember, though he was likely a bright man, Albert Schweitzer was a famous doctor, missionary, and humanitarian (Nobel Peace Prize)...not necessarily a genius. Just very committed to his life's work.

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