Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Arm Length: 32 1/4 in.
Hand Size: 9 1/2 in.
College: Texas
Conference: Big 12


Brown has great foot speed and enough size to develop into a quality starting cornerback at the next level. He has the long speed to blanket receivers on go routes and the hip fluidity to maintain momentum on double moves. He is effective on an island in man coverage and is well positioned in zone. He is a bit of a liability in run support, but he is a quick-twitched athlete that should not have a problem covering agile slot receivers in the NFL. Brown should be able to play immediately in nickel and dime packages and he will probably be a second day pick.


Started 27-of-52 games for Texas, 12 of them at left cornerback, 11 at right corner back, four at nickel back and two at dime back…recorded 108 tackles (82 solos) with 2.5 stops for combined losses of 13 yards…caused one fumble…gained 151 yards with one touchdown on two interceptions (75.50 avg.)…deflected 17 pass attempts…blocked one punt and notched one quarterback pressure…gained 199 yards on 14 punt returns (14.21 avg.).


All-Big Twelve Conference second-team selection…earned Big Twelve Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Texas Tech…member of Watch Lists for the Bronko Nagurski (top college defender) and Jim Thorpe Awards (top college defensive back)…played in all 12 games, starting 10 contests at left cornerback, as he came off the bench vs. Oklahoma and Baylor…recorded 23 tackles (14 solos), including a two-yard stop for loss…key member of a secondary that finished second in the second in the Big Twelve and sixth in the country in pass defense (161.58 ypg), as well as fifth in the league and 36th nationally in pass efficiency defense (118.92 avg.)…registered one interception, gaining 74 yards on the return…deflected four other pass attempts, including three on third-down attempts.


All-Big Twelve Conference honorable mention…recipient of the Frank Denius Award as Texas’ Most Valuable Special Teams Player…started all 14 games, 10 at right cornerback, two at nickel, one at left cornerback and another in dime…ranked eighth among Longhorns defenders with 47 tackles (34 solos), including 1.5 stops for combined losses of 11 yards…key member of a secondary that finished second in the Big Twelve and 19th in the country in pass defense (179.57 ypg), as well as third in the conference and 10th nationally in pass efficiency defense (100.48 avg.)…registered one interception, gaining 77 yards with a touchdown on the return…deflected seven pass attempts…caused one fumble and blocked one punt.


Played in all 13 games with four starts, two at nickel, one at right cornerback and another in dime…recorded 28 tackles (23 solos)…key member of a secondary that finished seventh in the Big Twelve and 104th in the country in pass defense (259.38 ypg), as well as second in the conference and 59th nationally in pass efficiency defense (124.21 avg.)…registered five pass deflections and added one quarterback pressure.


Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive back and on special teams…had 13 tackles (11 solos) with one pass deflection.


Gilmer High School (TX),playing football for head coach Jeff Traylor…two-time All-State selection…earned 3A All-Attended State first-team honors by the Associated Press and the Texas Sport Writers Association as a senior…Super Team first-team choice by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football…participated in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a member of the West team…started at receiver as a junior and senior and at cornerback as a sophomore…concluded his prep career with 119 receptions for 2,183 yards (18.34 ypc) and 25 touchdowns, adding 1,022 yards with 10 more scores on 78 carries (13.10 ypc)…recorded 76 tackles with 23 pass deflections and five interceptions on defense…led the Gilmer Buckeyes to a 10-1 overall record as a senior while contributing 970 yards with 14 touchdowns on 40 receptions (24.25 ypc) and 168 yards with another score on 16 carries (10.50 ypc)…added 15 tackles on defense…named District 15-3A Most Valuable Player as a junior while helping his team to a 10-2 overall record…contributed 974 yards with 10 touchdowns on 63 receptions (15.46 ypc) and 750 yards with eight more scores on 47 carries (15.96 ypc)…added 15 tackles and five pass deflections on defense…named District Newcomer of the Year and 13-3A Sophomore of the Year while helping Gilmer claim the 2004 Class 3A Division II State Championship title with a perfect 16-0 overall record…delivered 46 tackles, 18 pass deflections and five interceptions, adding 239 yards with a touchdown on 16 receptions (14.94 ypc) and 104 with another score on 15 carries (6.93 ypc)…given the highest rating of five-stars by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the second-best cornerback and 21st overall prospect in the nation, as well as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Texas…also rated a five-star prospect by Scout.com, who ranked him as the third-best cornerback recruit in the country…also excelled as a sprinter and long jumper on Gilmer’s track and field squad, recording a 10.6 in the 100-meter dash.


Youth and Communication Studies major…raised by his paternal grandmother since he was six weeks old…father, Aundray Taylor, played football as a freshman at Oklahoma State in 1978…uncle, Hosea Taylor, was a defensive end for the Baltimore Colts in 1981 and 1983 after playing college football at the University of Houston (1977-80)…helped victims of Hurricane Katrina with his church during his prep days…born 9/24/88 in Longview, Texas.

[HIGH-LIGHT]Pick Analysis[/HIGH-LIGHT]: Brown gives Mike Tomlin an athletic corner with skills to throw into the cornerback rotation. He possesses a nice combination of size, speed and athleticism, and is a nice fit in the team's zone-based scheme. He should compete for time as a nickel or dime corner during his first season