Texas senior cornerback Curtis Brown is a midrange prospect at his position in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Brown posted 23 total tackles and one interception in 2010; his '09 campaign resulted in 44 stops and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Brown has two career forced fumbles.
- Excellent defender in jump-ball situations - tremendous vertical jump (39 1/2 inches)
- Plays faster than he times (officially 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash)
Adequate size (5-foot-11 5/8, 185 pounds)
Not elite but is respectable
- Great closing speed and anticipation
- Fluid enough to play zone in the NFL
- Excels at man-to-man coverage
- Lack of production
- Won't be mistaken for a ball hawk
- Too high of a backpedal
- Lacks physicality
- Isn't a sound tackler
- Struggles to shed blocks from bigger receivers
Expected draft placement
Brown's athleticism, special teams ability and fit for a team employing man coverage should lead to him being either a late second-round selection or early third-rounder.
The Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in Brown.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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