In some pretty convenient timing, just days after NFL.com’s Chad Reuter mocked him to the Bolts in his latest four-round mock, Texas A&M defensive tackle Bobby Brown III confirmed to the media that he has recently met with the Chargers, per Bolt Beat’s Steven Haglund.
Texas A&M Bobby Brown confirms he has met with the #Chargers and the #Rams recently via Zoom. He weighed in at 320 pounds today and ran a 4.9 40 yard dash.— Steven Haglund (@StevenIHaglund) March 30, 2021
Reuter paired Brown with the Chargers in the fourth round, rounding out a mock that added plenty of athleticism to the Bolts on either side of the ball.
After seeing little to no production his first two seasons with the Aggies, Brown broke out as a true junior with 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss in the toughest conference in the country. He joined Alabama’s Christian Barmore, a potential first-round pick, as the two tackles on the All-SEC First Team.
At the Aggies’ recent pro day, Brown had himself a day. After measuring in at 6’4 and 321 pounds, Brown went on to record a 4.98 40, a 33-inch vertical, and a 9’5 broad jump. All phenomenal numbers for a player his size.
The explosiveness he possesses, as shown by his vert/broad numbers, can be seen in the video below as he puts together an excellent rep against one of the top guard prospects in this year’s draft, Tennessee’s Trey Smith. Smith also had a notable pro day performance, so to see Brown bring able to stack and shed Smith like this to make a tackle-for-loss is very impressive.
Every week a scout buddy says to watch Texas A&M DT Bobby Brown III— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) December 20, 2020
Says he’s a guy the NFL is much higher on than media buzz. Helluva rep against Trey Smith
6’4 325 Junior pic.twitter.com/aIr4G0U0KC
As noted in my recap of Reuter’s mock, Brown has some really big flashes where he looks unstoppable. However, there are times that he also seems to just be going through the motions. This will surely raise some red flags in his evaluation, but the athletic upside and potential is certainly there. The late bloom is also something to consider, but he could easily be hitting his stride as a player, as well.
For those that have watched Brown, what do you think of him as a prospect? Where would you consider drafting him? Let me know below.