Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Measurements
  • Height
    6047
  • Hand
    10 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    315lbs
  • Arm
    33 5/8
  • Speed
    -
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Nathan Pratt - Scout
Ben Brown
  • Overall Rank
    193
  • Position Rank
    16
  • Position
    OG
  • Age
    24.1 Years
  • Team
    MISSISSIPPI

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 12 12 0 0 10 2.2%
2019 12 12 1 3 5 1.3%
2020 10 10 0 2 9 2.1%
2021 6 6 1 1 7 2.9%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Average Height Weight and Length with a stocky firm frame that looks maxed out. Suffered a bicep tear his final season at Ole Miss and missed his first career games this year. Ended up only playing 6 games this season while missing the final 7 games due to the bicep tear. Played 456/507 offensive snaps through the 6 games he was available.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 4.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Instincts and awareness are poor. Seen missing far too many stunts and twists in pass protection as well as missing second level LBs who are coming downhill in the run game. Plays with blinders on and focuses on one defender at once. Will look for work at times but was not seen trying to help the OL too much and would just get his hand on the rusher.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 4.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Brown in an average athlete who is better in a phone booth than he is in space but he struggles in both areas. While he can functionally pull and execute reach blocks, he is far too inconsistent with his get off to function in the NFL at an average level. His bend and strength were brighter spots in his game but his inconsistencies with his pad level also hinder his ability to really use his adequate strength to the level it can be. When his pad level is proper and he uses good leverage, he demonstrated the ability to drive and turn defenders creating lanes for his runners while also being able to drive them fully to the ground finishing on top of them at the same time. His body control was also a concern as he far too often would be seen overextending himself or tripping over his own feet and ending up on the ground.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 4.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Block – Brown is an average pass blocker who struggles with his hand placement and striking ability which hurts his ability to stall rushers and stay with them. His awareness in pass protection is also a major concern as he far too often would allow free rushers to get past him creating instant pressure on his QB. He has a tendency to stall his feet upon contact and will struggle to mirror his defenders when they speed rush by him. When his hands are placed in the right spot, he does succeed in locking out his arms and keeping them off his chest while also sitting and anchoring keeping the pocket strong on his side. His consistency with his hands and his poor awareness are the factors that hold Brown back from being a solid pass protector, but until he can fix these issues, he will still be a liability in pass protection and will struggle vs NFL talent. Run Block – Brown is a solid short area blocker and succeeds when asked to block downfield on combo and duo blocks. When asked to block in space he struggles getting to the second level and squaring himself up with the defender more often than not he is too slow getting to the defender and ends up completely missing the defender. His play temperament is a large strength of his as he consistently looks to finish and flatten defenders while also pushing piles trying to assist his teammates gain extra yards.

  • Pass Block
    4
  • Run Block
    5
  • Strike
    4
  • Second Level
    4
  • Pulling/Space Play
    4
  • Anchor
    5
  • Footwork
    5
  • Play Temperament
    6
Grade 4.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Brown finishes his career with a serious biceps injury that required surgery, while also requiring another surgery weeks later. Started in every game he played in (40). Brown is a late day 3 UDFA who has a lot of work to do to become a solid backup guard in the NFL. An NFL team who values size length and attitude for their guards while employing a heavy downhill power scheme will be a good fit. He still has a lot of work to do and will probably be a practice squad player in year 1 and should not be expected to be a solid backup/starter.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs AustinPeay
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Allowed no Pressure and created good movement downhill in the run game
  • iconWorst Game
  • at Louisville
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Had a 3.0% pressure rate, and could not win his one on ones in the run game
Best Trait
Length, Size and Play Temperment
Pro Comparison
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