Teams are always looking to add more weapons to their passing game and there is no lack of options at the wide receiver position in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Dyami Brown. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the former North Carolina big-play wideout.
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Dyami Brown Draft Profile
College: North Carolina
Brown combines breakaway speed with a competitive demeanor that leads to big plays after the catch. He accelerates quickly and often ends up a step or two behind the defensive back, and he effectively stacks DBs when the opportunity calls for it. He’s outstanding tracking the ball downfield and adjusting to the underthrow. He’s more than just a deep threat, though, proving to be productive when the ball gets in his hands early in the down and a physical runner who meets would-be tacklers with violence. He’s fearless working over the middle as well.
Brown ran a limited route tree at UNC, and he will have to become more diverse and adept at creating separation. He’ll fight for the ball in contested-catch situations, but he must begin high-pointing it more effectively; too often he lets the ball get into his body rather than attacking it. He’s on the small side and doesn’t have elite catch-and-run ability.
He has some work to do to become a more well-rounded receiver, but Brown’s speed will get him on the field, and his competitiveness will make him a threat.
Final Grade: 2nd/3rd round
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