2021 NFL Draft: Dyami Brown Player Profile

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Dyami Brown NFL Draft Overview

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 189 pounds
Pro Day 40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds
School: North Carolina Tar Heels

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Dyami Brown NFL Draft Profile

Overview

North Carolina is not usually considered a football school. This time it is different, as Dyami Brown is one of the best deep-threat receivers in this draft. His surprising speed catches opposing defenders off-guard, creating opportunities for him to go deep and allow offenses to attack vertically. In addition to Brown’s vertical threat ability, he is a willing blocker and can create separation easily. He does not shy away from contact at all and has no problem working down the middle of the field to make tough catches while absorbing hits.

Brown saw a good amount of action in his true freshman season for the Tar Heels, appearing in nine games. He did not have an eye-popping statistical year, but accumulated 17 receptions for 173 yards and one score.

In his sophomore campaign in 2019, Brown showed what he was capable of when given the opportunity. This was by far his best year in college, hauling in 51 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 20.3 yards per catch. This incredible season by Brown really put him on the map. His 1,034 receiving yards were good for fifth in the ACC and his 20.3 yards per reception were first in the ACC and ninth-best in the entire NCAA.

Brown had already established himself as a vertical threat and needed another stellar outing in 2020 to prove to scouts that he can be a real performer at the NFL level. Brown did just that, catching 55 passes for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns. This was Brown’s second consecutive year with a 1,000-yard receiving season. His 1,099 receiving yards in 2020 were sixth-best in the entire NCAA and first in the ACC. His eight receiving touchdowns in 2020 were second-most in the ACC while his 55 receptions were ninth-most in the ACC. Brown was also named as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2020, which goes to the nation’s best college wide receiver.

In three seasons at North Carolina, Brown managed to haul in 123 receptions for 2,306 yards and 21 touchdowns while averaging 18.7 yards per catch. He has proven to be a real threat in the vertical passing game and will look to translate his dynamic playmaking ability to the next level. Brown has a nice blend of footwork and route-running abilities to catch defenders’ blind spots and get open downfield. His quick, twitchy double moves help him create space once out of release, and has a good ability to track the ball in the air.

Strengths

  • Vertical threat that can change the game every time he touches the ball;
  • Soft, reliable hands that won’t drop many passes
  • Tracks the ball very well and sees the reception all the way through;
  • Good body control when going up for contested catches;
  • Dynamic, averaged over 20 yards per reception in each of his last two years.

Negatives

  • Not the fastest, long strides help but does not have a real second gear;
  • Sometimes struggles in battles with defenders;
  • Needs to work on blocking;

NFL Comparison: Sterling Shepard

Teams With Need at Position: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears

Projection: Day 2 selection (most likely second round)

Last Word on Dyami Brown

Dyami Brown is a dynamic playmaker that will make whatever team drafts him very pleased. One of the best vertical threat receivers in this class, combined with the ability to make tough catches will make him a very solid receiver in the NFL.

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