Amon Ra St. Brown
Strengths– Sudden, Twitchy, YAC, Leaping Ability, Hands, Route Running, IQ
Weaknesses– Average Size, Lean, Length
Amon Ra St. Brown is not the type of receiver who is going to win with his size and physicality. Throughout the course of his career, he has had to find ways to win that didn’t rely on god given attributes. Instead of being able to use his size to post up a defender, he was forced to find a way to use a combination of footwork, route running and IQ to make the same play.
He is an extremely twitchy player who has immense potential in all phases of the game. As a route runner, he is detailed, dynamic, and deceptive. Without a doubt, he is one of the draft’s elite when it comes to being sophisticated within the route tree.
St. Brown is underrated at the catch point. His size isn’t dominant, but he possesses a 40-inch vertical, which helps him to go up and contend for 50-50 balls. He has excellent body control and is extremely good at tracking the ball down the field. But what truly makes him special at the catch point, is his incredible athleticism, combined with his ability to contort his body when making contested catches.
He is equally effective when down inside the red zone. His size becomes a bit more of an issue when the field begins to shrink, but nevertheless, his vertical ability, body control, and sharp focus allow for him to win those battles.
There isn’t much you can say negatively about him as a prospect. He’s not quite an ‘elite’ athlete, and he’s lacking in physicality. Although one could argue that a 4.4 40 and a 40-inch vertical constitute as fairly ‘elite’. As far as his size, he slots right into the median for NFL wide receivers.
He brings above average athleticism, excellent route running, exceptional hands, high IQ, and a unique ability after the catch.
2nd Round/ Day 2
St. Brown is a complete receiver who is stepping out of the collegiate ranks ready to produce on Sundays. He is the rare breed of college receiver who possesses both a high floor as well as a high ceiling.
While he may not have the lofty expectations and the super of the top 3 wideouts in this class, he presents a safe option with minimum risk and could step into a variety of roles for you and make a large impact on day 1.
Comparison– Hakeem Nicks/Robert Woods