- Position: WR
- School: UNC at Chapel Hill
- Class: Junior
- Height: 6’1″
- Weight: 185 lbs
Dyami Brown was a 4-star recruit coming out of West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. After receiving offers from big programs (Alabama, OSU, FSU, Michigan) Brown chose to stay close to home and attend UNC at Chapel Hill. In three years with the Tar Heels, he had 123 receptions for 2,306 yards and 21 touchdowns. His best season coming in 2019 where he had 51 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Brown has good size, I think he is a bit light to be a true X receiver in the NFL like he was in college. He’s going to probably work mostly out of the slot and work on the outside in certain packages.
Brown has good speed, but he’s not what I would call a “burner”. I expect him to run in the 4.5 range at his pro day. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
Brown has very fast feet and uses them to make up for the speed he lacks on his vertical routes. Setting up the double move is a strong point in his game.
Brown has strong hands, it sometimes looks like he is just plucking the ball out of the air. He does have a problem with drops, but I’ll give him a slight pass seeing he ran strictly vertical routes. He does a great job with body control and shielding, he brings the ball in cleanly.
Catch in Traffic: 2
Brown struggles with contested catches. This is likely due to his 185 pound frame. He puts himself in good position, just not good at finishing the job.
Route Running: 3
I struggled giving a grade here. Brown was not asked to run many routes in college, mainly vertical routes. He is excellent at running those routes, but the rest of the route tree is a question mark. I think he will have no problem developing his route tree, but I’m not grading on what he MIGHT can do, but what I see when I watch him.
Brown does a solid job getting off the line using his feet and upper body movement. He does struggle against press coverage and needs to learn how to jab more effectively and build up the strength in his hands.
Football IQ/Blocking: 5
Brown is a smart football player who plays with great technique. He knows how to get open and stack the cornerback. He is a fearless blocker and often follows the play looking for contact.
No injury history, nothing to worry about.
Brown is a great vertical route runner with great hands. He is a good athlete, but not a great one, and his size could hold him back from being a true X receiver at the next level. He will need to expand his route tree at the next level so he’s able to win at every level, although I don’t think that will be a problem.
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