Are you still wondering what the Philadelphia Eagles are planning to do at the slot receiver position? AJ Brown may be the cure.
You want a can’t-miss prospect. A.J. Brown is that. You want speed? Try a 4.49 40-yard dash time. You want the Philadelphia Eagles to go with a wide receiver in round one or two of the 2019 NFL Draft? Well, we don’t know if that’s the plan, but if it is, A.J. Brown is as good a prospect as any.
All you’ve got to do is throw on some game tape or check out any of his measurables.
He’s six-foot even. He weighs 226 pounds. In addition to a good showing in the 40, he also posted a 36.5-inch vertical, and he went for 120 inches in the broad jump. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com compares him to another wideout any NFL squad would love to have on their roster, JuJu Smith-Schuster.
In his draft profile, he graded out at 6.08, meaning he should become an instant starter in the NFL. Zierlein also believes in his competitiveness and his hands and had a lot of good things to say about his skill set.
Take a look:
"Slot bully with rare combination of brawn and quickness that allows him to separate with both power and foot quickness. Brown has the size and demeanor to take on a relatively heavy workload as a safety blanket for a young quarterback in a ball-control passing attack. He’ll see an upgrade in athlete across from him, but he has the feet and body control to uncover and create windows as a premium route-runner."
Fran Duffy did his homework as well, and he had this to say:
Clip courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles official YouTube channel
In his final season at Ole Miss, Brown racked up 85 receptions for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns, giving him 189 receptions, 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns for his collegiate career. This could be an upgrade and a possible eventual replacement for Nelson Agholor at Philly’s starting slot receiver position.
We’re a long way from that though. Let’s see which direction the Eagles go in when the draft arrives.