2015 NFL Draft Profile: DT Malcolm Brown, Texas

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One area of concern for the New York Giants heading into 2015 is the defensive line. Today as we continue our draft coverage, we look at defensive tackle from Texas, Malcolm Brown (Not to be confused with the running back from Texas, Malcolm Brown).

Brown is a big and nimble 6′ 4″ and 320 lbs. tackle. He is explosive off the snap of the football and has surprising quickness for a man his size. Brown regularly makes plays in the backfield. In 2014 he had 15 tackles for a loss and sacked the quarterback 15 times. At a position that rarely gets the glory, Brown is a star.

GMENHQ Big Board Ranking: 30th Overall Prospect

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Strengths:

  • Quick feet
  • Great overall strength, especially lower body strength. Brown gets a lot of drive out of his legs
  • Explosive first step
  • Ideal size and strength
  • High football IQ
  • Good tackler
  • Consistently gets penetration and stuffs run plays in the backfield
  • Rare pass rushing abilities for a defensive tackle

Concerns:

  • Struggles to disengage from blockers

Overall, Brown is a very good prospect. He is a safe draft choice anywhere from the late first round to the second round. He is the 3rd ranked defensive tackle, behind Danny Shelton and Eddie Goldman. Brown is a very safe pick because he will get good production right away.

In the NFL there are three positions that you cannot have enough depth at. The first is cornerback. The second is running back. The third is defensive linemen. Brown will be a hot commodity for a lot of NFL teams because he is so versatile along the defensive line.

Next: 2015 NFL Draft Big Board: Prospects 26-50

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