2021 NFL Draft: Bobby Brown Player Profile

Bobby Brown 2021 NFL Draft Overview

Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6’-4”
Weight: 321 pounds
School: Texas A&M

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Bobby Brown 2021 NFL Draft Profile

After three years terrorizing interior offensive linemen, defensive tackle Bobby Brown has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. The Texas native is coming off of arguably the best season of his young career, recording six sacks, 10 hurries, and eight run stops on 333 defensive snaps.

Brown initially entered the college football world as a four-star recruit. After mulling nearly 20 scholarships, the defensive tackle eventually decided to sign with Texas A&M. That decision paid off, as Brown immediately became an important part of the Aggies defensive line. As a true freshman, Brown recorded one quarterback hit, seven hurries, and five run stops on 238 snaps. He earned the full-time starting job as a Sophomore, finishing with one sack, three quarterback hits, eight hurries, and seven run stops.


  • Fantastic play strength with the raw ability to be completely unmovable in the trenches;
  • His best plays are among the best in class, which show a high ceiling;
  • Ideal build for the position with long, strong arms;
  • Can play as a true nose over the center or in the A gap;
  • Can hold up against double teams and free others to make plays;
  • Above-average bull rush when he’s on his game.


  • VERY inconsistent;
  • Footwork has a lot of room for improvement;
  • Loses his leverage all too often and can be pushed around by smaller players;
  • When he loses, he loses badly – victim of many a pancake block;
  • Only one move as a pass rusher – projects much more favorably against the run;
  • More bad than good on his tape.

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Projection: 4th Round

Bottom Line on Bobby Brown

Based on potential alone, Bobby Brown could easily turn out to be an absolute steal as a late Day 2 or early Day 3 pick. His great plays are absolutely fantastic, and he has the size, build, and athleticism to hold up at the NFL level. He has fantastic raw strength which, when utilized properly, allows him to absolutely dominate opponents in the trenches. Whether it’s blowing up run plays or collapsing the pocket, Brown has demonstrated the ability to be a difference-making interior lineman at the next level.

Brown’s ceiling is very high, but his floor is very low. Unless you’re Aaron Donald, most defensive tackles won’t be singlehandedly responsible for blowing up a play all that often. The nature of the position requires occupying space so others can make plays, and because of this, consistency is more important than high-end flashes. This is terrible news for Brown, as he’s one of the most inconsistent interior linemen in the entire class.

Nobody this big and talented should spend so much time losing blocks, yet Brown’s subpar fundamentals constantly lead to negative plays. The upside alone is well worth a Day 3 flier, but nobody should expect an immediate impact. Ideally, Brown will land with a good defensive line coach and turn into a solid starter in his second or third season.

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