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So You Drafted Cam Brown...

After being a core piece of Penn State’s defense the last four years, Cam Brown looks to have similar success in the NFL

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The Skinny

A former four-star product out of the Bullis School in Maryland, Cam Brown came to Penn State expecting to become the next part of the Linebacker U legacy in Happy Valley.

Brown was able to make an impact right away with the Nittany Lions, playing as a true freshman in 2016, recording 33 total tackles. After a successful freshman season, Brown would see his impact and role grow in the Nittany Lions defense. An extremely durable player, Brown played in 51 of 52 possible games during his career in Happy Valley.

Brown is coming off a career season in 2019 as he recorded a career high 72 tackles including 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. He also recorded four pass deflections, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

What You’re Getting

Overall, Brown is a really intriguing prospect and there’s a ton to love about his potential at the next level. He really does have a full skill set and has what it takes to have a long NFL career, however, he will have to fix his issues especially in becoming a more consistent tackler. At times it felt that he didn’t try to tackle people but instead just hit people and hope they went down. It didn’t work too well at the college level and it definitely won’t work as well at the next level.

He has the height you desire at linebacker/hybrid edge rusher at 6-foot-5. However, he is on the slimmer side, weighing just 233-pounds at the NFL combine. He has a great motor and finds his way to the ball constantly when on the field but also needs to learn to when to slow down and get back to the basics. He’s an exciting player to watch and can have real big play potential if he eventually puts it all together.

Brown is definitely a player who could find himself a role on a 53-man roster in 2020 whether it be in a special teams capacity or as a backup linebacker but will need to develop on and off the field if he hopes to have a long-term career.