Donald Brown: RB, Junior – Connecticut
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 210 lbs
Career Stats: 3800 yards rushing, 5.4 ypc, 33 TDs – 48 catches, 276 yards, 2 TDs
One of the fastest risers since the ’08 season ended, Brown has worked his way into first round consideration thanks to an impressive Combine and pro day. Brown is a patient runner with excellent instincts. Sees the hole well and hits it quick. Plays bigger than his size. Can run through a tackler or around him. Has soft hands. Only started one season. Is he a one-year wonder or just hitting his stride?
Best attribute: Is a natural runner with feature back skills.
Weakness: Lacks breakaway speed. Dances a little too much.
Reminds me of: Matt Forte. A deceptively good back who does everything well.
Why he should be an Eagle: Brown looks like a perfect West Coast back. Is shifty and can catch. 21 seems too early, but could be there at 28, or if the Birds trade back into the top of the 2nd round.