|Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith defensive tackle Andrew Brown|
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Weight: 292 lbs.
High school: Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith
Position: Defensive tackle
Notes: Holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia . . . Rivals 5-star, #6 overall . . . Scout 4-star, #5 DE . . . 247 Sports 5-star, 99 grade, #1 DT, #4 overall
Strengths: Big body but not sloppy at all . . . Could carry another 30 lbs. comfortably . . . Quick first two steps . . . Shows effective pass rush moves (club, spin, etc.) . . . Speed and quickness to beat interior offensive linemen consistently . . . Violent tackler who could create turnovers in backfield . . . Shows speed to chase plays down from behind
Weaknesses: Does not use hands well to defeat blockers . . . Needs to improve inside hand placement . . . Has ability to stay low, but does not play low consistently . . . Does not move feet well when engaged with run blockers . . . If he does not beat you with his first two steps, he lacks proper technique and drive to fight through blockers
Projection: Defensive tackle. He could play defensive end in a 3-4, but he looks more like a 3-tech defensive tackle to me. Eventually, he should be playing at 310-320 lbs. He will have to learn some technique, but the athleticism is there to be an elite college defensive tackle. Wherever he ends up, he will likely play and make an impact early in his career. I do have concerns about his maturity (he flexes and poses too much, and there have been incidents of his cockiness at camps, too), but that won't stop schools from recruiting him.
Reminds me of: Delvon Simmons (Texas Tech)
Here are Brown's highlights on Hudl.