Draft Rewind 2012 – Zach Brown – Tennessee Titans

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ZACH BROWN: North Carolina, 6012 244 4.49. Started parts of two seasons with the bevy of standout linebackers backing up the Tar Heel line. He is all about speed and athletic ability. Ran track at Carolina where he set the indoor 60-meter record at 6.72 seconds. He has also run the 100-meters in 10.6 seconds. Major contributor on special teams’ coverage units. Can stick his foot in the ground and get downhill fast. Sideline to sideline player who will play best as a weakside fast flow linebacker. Active but out of control as a tackler at times. Must learn to adjust his speed on the run and keep leverage on the ball carrier. Quick acceleration with excellent catch up speed. Hard to block because he’s a moving target. In his five starts in 2010 he made 72 tackles and had 3 interceptions. Was named a special teams’ captain for 2010. He possesses quick movement out of transition to break on the ball. Suddenness in his body. A competitive player who is a willing tackler. May be a step slow reacting to his keys versus play action and misdirection. Plays with good knee bend and balance. Senior Bowl notes: Good initial read and react but will hesitate at times. He has a quick burst when reacting and is very athletic with sudden change of direction. Has some tools you can’t teach. Reacts moving downhill with that quick burst. Tracks well and gets good fits to the hole. Inconsistent using his hands to shed blocks and occasionally knocked off track by not ‘shooting his hands to work through the traffic’. Good pursuit angles with excellent closing speed. Occasionally will make a bad read that looks like a guess. He is then out of position. He needs to be consistent in his read and trust his ability to react. Stood out in pass rush drills, showing an explosive burst and the ability to close quickly on the quarterback. Takes good pass drops and reacts well on the throw. Excellent range in coverage and has closing speed. Very good man cover skills, has the speed to run with backs and mirrored cuts well. An elite linebacker prospect. 2011 stats: 105 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 4 PBU, 3 INTs. OSR:2/14. First/second round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/2, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).

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