For quite some time, University of Arkansas cornerback Montaric Brown is an underrated weapon in the Razorback defense. Blessed with all the tools and the skillset to be a legitimate star in the National Football League, Brown has the football intelligence, the speed, and the size (he’s six-foot-tall and 190 pounds) to catch the attention of coaches and scouts at the highest level. Moving forward, the Arkansas native is someone that Philadelphia Eagles fans need to keep both eyes on.
Playing football in the South Eastern Conference (SEC) isn’t for the faint of heart. Montaric Brown has no problem taking on the challenge and dominating while doing so. What stands out about the Razorback defender is his nose for the ball. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time, and never shies away from making contact with a ball carrier, all while flashing his infectious smile.
The Philadelphia Eagles would be lucky to land a player like Montaric Brown.
Anyone paying attention to the latest moves the Philadelphia Eagles front office has made should be excited. The additions of Anthony Harris and 2021 NFL Draft pick Zech McPhearson should be a big help for the secondary this season. Add both of them to a secondary that features All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay, and the Eagles defensive backfield looks a lot better on paper
Hopefully, they’ll look great on the field too, but even with these additions, the Birds defense will need to keep an eye on prospects that they can add in the future. That is where Montaric Brown comes in.
Since they traded for Darius Slay, he’s proven to be worth the investment and a great defensive leader. That isn’t enough to make the Philadelphia Eagles defense a dominant one though. They have the pass-rushers to cause havoc up front, but that won’t mean anything if Slay’s partner isn’t getting the job done on the opposite side of the formation. Brown has the talent to plug and play from day one. He also has the potential to take over for Slay as the top cornerback at some point.
We at ITI had the opportunity to speak with a scouting source and ask him his take on the Arkansas Razorback. While he asked not to be named he did have this to say:
"Wow, that guy can play. He really can. Montaric Brown has everything you want in a cornerback. He is quicker than fast, has great hips in coverage and very disciplined. Respectfully, if he was playing for the Crimson Tide we would be talking about him as one of the best defensive backs in the country. It’s weird, but it’s true. He missed a few games with minor injuries and still graded out as one of the best in college. The Philadelphia Eagles or any NFL team will be lucky to land the kid."
We understand we are still a ways off from the 2022 NFL Draft, but it is never too early to get an eye on the future. Do yourself a favor and watch the Arkansas Razorbacks this season. Look for number 21. Montaric Brown is a name we should all know come the end of the next college football season.