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PLAYER PROFILE – CB Jalil Brown

PERSONAL STUFF

Jalil Brown

Born – October 14, 1987, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Family – Parents are John and Chalette Brown. He’s one of six children (three boys and three girls.) Mom home schooled all of her children.

BODY OF WORK

  • Height – 6-feet, ½-inch.
  • Weight – 204 pounds.
  • Arm – 30½ inches.
  • Hand – 9¾ inches.
  • 40-yard dash – 4.52 seconds (Pro Day ran 4.46.)
  • 20-yard dash – 2.56 seconds (2.53.)
  • 10-yard dash – 1.48 seconds (1.54.)
  • Bench press – 24 repetitions at 225 pounds.
  • Vertical jump – 35½ inches.
  • Broad jump – 9-feet, 8 inches.

Coming out of high school he was listed as 6-1, 195 pounds, with 4.45 seconds time in the 40-yard dash.

In the summer before the 2010 season, Brown recorded a 383-pound bench press and a 375-pound power clean.

HIGH SCHOOL

Brown was home schooled until his senior year when he attended Phoenix South Mountain High School, part of the Phoenix Union School District. He participated in athletics at South Mountain for three years, even when he was home schooled. He played three seasons with the Jaguars in three different sports – football, basketball and track – but excelled in football.

He won two letters in basketball and twice in track, where he ran the 100, 200, 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Clocked running the 100 meters in 10.87 seconds in his senior year, the fastest time in the state, but he was unable to participate in the state championship meet because of a hamstring injury. His personal best in the 200 meters was 21.9 seconds and in the 400 meters it was 49 seconds.

FOOTBALL

He played one season for head coach Perry Coggin and two for head coach George De La Torre.

2005 – He ran for 1,910 yards on 281 carries with 29 TDS. He caught 15 passes for 400 yards and 3 TDs. In an October game against Central, he broke a 5A state rushing record when he ran for 412 yards on 30 carries with 5 TDs, breaking a record previously held by current Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs. Defensively, he contributed 30 tackles, 4 sacks and one INT. As a returner, he scored on an 80-yard punt return and a 90-yard kickoff return. He was first team All-State and was first-team on offense and defense on the All-Metro Region team. The Jaguars were 4-7 on the season.

2004 – He ran for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns, and had 4 INTs on defense. He was selected first-team All-Metro Region offense and defense and honorable mention all-state. South Mountain finished 4-6.

2003 – Played three different positions as a sophomore. As a RB he ran for 900 yards and 12 TDs. After the team’s starting QB was injured, he moved to that spot and passed for more than 1,000 yards and 12 TD passes. He also played safety on defense and was selected for first team All-Metro Region offense and was named honorable mention All-State. The Jaguars finished

RECRUITING

Considered just a two-start recruit by most of the scouting services, Brown drew minimal interest from the top-level programs. He was recruited by Colorado, Arizona State, Hawaii and Oregon State. He committed to the Buffalos and head coach Dan Hawkins on April 24, 2006.

COLLEGE

Brown graduated in December 2010 with a double-major degree in Sociology and Business Management from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

He finished his career with 167 total tackles and 6 interceptions. He compiled 65 special teams points, including 24 tackles in the kicking game.

2010 – (Team Co-Captain) Brown started all 12 games at LCB, playing in 799 snaps from scrimmage, all but 10 of the team’s total over the season. He had 30 total tackles and 3 interceptions. His best game came against Georgia when he had 8 tackles, 1 INT and a 3rd-down stop. He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. In the spring, Brown won the Iron Buffalo Award for defensive backs, presented for hard work, dedication and toughness.

2009 – He played in all 12 games with starts in the last 10 games. He played 699 snaps. He had 66 total tackles and 2 interceptions. His best came against Kansas, as he had 6 tackles, 3 passes broken up and INT and a TD save. Brown earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. He also received the coaching staff’s Gold Group Commitment Award for the second straight season and was the winner of the Dick Andersons Award in the spring for the second straight season.

(Brown underwent shoulder surgery for a torn labrum between the end of the 2008 season and the start of summer practice for the 2009 season.)

2008 – Brown played in all 12 games, starting six times all when Colorado began the game in the nickel. In spring practice he moved to cornerback and playing both corner and free safety the season before. He appeared in 461 snaps from scrimmage and finished with 52 total tackles and an INT, which came off Texas QB Colt McCoy; he returned it 57 yards. He had 25 points on special teams, thanks to 6 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 3 knockdown blocks and 12 forced fair catches. He received the coaching staff’s Gold Group Commitment Award and was the winner of the Dick Anderson Award in the spring for showing outstanding toughness.

2007 – He played in all 13 games on special teams and then 3 on defense at free safety and some CB. He had 31 special teams points, with 13 tackles, 7 knockdown blocks, 5 forced fair catches, a forced fumble and a downed punt. Defensively, he played 27 snaps, with 3 tackles. Received the Bill McCartney Award for special teams achievement. He earned the Iron Buffalo Award in the spring for hard work, dedication and toughness.

2006 – Redshirt season.

 Year

 

G

 

S

 

Plays

Tot.

Tkl.

 

TFL

 

QBH

 

INT

 

PBU

 

3DS

 

FR

ST

Tkl.

2010

12

12

799

46

2

1

3

5

6

2

3

2009

12

10

699

66

0

2

2

15

8

2

2

2008

12

6

461

52

3

0

1

4

5

0

6

2007

13

0

27

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

2006

RS

xx

X

x

x

x

X

X

x

X

x

Totals

49

28

1,986

167

5

3

6

24

19

4

24

EVALUATION FOR PRO FOOTBALL

Strengths – A very good athlete, but not elite in any area, whether speed or quickness or jumping ability. He’s strong for his size, among strongest in the Colorado program. It shows in his play and he’s not afraid to get physical. Does a good job of using his hands and disrupting receivers, and he has a good hip turn that allows him to run with the receivers. Brown is good in run sport and does a nice job of getting rid of blockers and he’s a solid tackler. Intangibles are impressive, as he’s shown leadership ability on the field, as well as a work ethic that was unmatched in the Colorado program.

Weaknesses – There are times when Brown takes too long to diagnose a play and can get caught out of position. He must improve his understanding and instincts and work on taking better angles running to the ball. For his skills and background, he does not have great ball skills and does not create as many big plays as his skills say he should. He gets burned too often when he peeks in the backfield. Not afraid to tackle, but too often he drops his head when tackling, making him susceptible to ball carriers breaking away with a move.

Analysis – At his best in press coverage and there are not many cornerbacks coming out of college football that can say that. Physically gifted, aggressive and plays with self-confidence, he has the type of overall mentality an NFL team is looking for on defense and special teams. He should be able to contribute immediately in the kicking game and in sub defenses.

WHAT THE SCOUTS SAID ABOUT HIM

A scout for a NFC team said – “He certainly looks like a player when you see him and he does all the tests well. But sometimes there’s a disconnect between what he can do and what gets done.”

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT HIM

David Grace, basketball coach at South Mountain High School – “Jalil is a tremendous person, a great guy in the locker room. He’s a tremendous athlete and one of the fastest kids in the state. We were all a little baffled why he wasn’t picked up earlier.”

George De La Torre, who coached football and track at South Mountain during Brown’s final two years of high school, credited Brown for changing the culture of the program – “He’s a good, hard worker who bought into the system. He fought it in the beginning. When I first got to South, Jalil was there and he said, ‘We’re not used to working in the off-season. That’s not in our contract.’ I said, ‘Jalil, I don’t know how to do it any other way.’ Whether you’re a superstar or not, you have to be in the weight room and he was instrumental in getting kids in the weight room. He was such a talented athlete, kids looked up to him.”

WHAT HE SAID

“I just like the idea of going one-on-one against a receiver.”

“I think my size sets me apart. There aren’t a whole lot of NFL cornerbacks who are over six feet tall and over 200 pounds. I have the same or better speed and agility as guys who are smaller than me, but I’m really a press corner first. I want to make it a long game for the receiver I’m facing.”

“I want to be successful in the NFL, and I won’t let anything stand in my way.”

“Looking back, I think (home-schooling) was a pretty good thing. It kept me focused. It taught me how to be disciplined because you pretty much have to teach yourself a lot of things. My mom was there to tell you what to do, but you have to understand your own schedule and make sure you’re up to par. I had to get my work done and be on top of things. When it was time to study, I was in there studying. I had to get that part done before I was able to do other things. It definitely helped me become the person I am today. I’m very disciplined and dedicated to whatever I’m doing”


9 Responses to “PLAYER PROFILE – CB Jalil Brown”

  • May 10, 2011  - James says:

    Brown is one of my favorite draft picks along with Hudson. A lot of so called experts were saying Brown was actually as good as CU’s other CB Smith. Time will tell but this kid could be a steal.


  • May 10, 2011  - ChuckP says:

    I wish him all the best since he came from the same conference as Nebr. I’ll be rooting big time for him to make the team and do well.


  • May 10, 2011  - watchfulObserver says:

    Try writing a relevent story Gretz you fat blob of inertia….go back to PITTSBURGH or go somewhere and write about the UFL. You suck….and always have


  • May 10, 2011  - el cid says:

    Bob isn’t it about time to get another $25 for the site. I assume we are open to “free” visitors AGAIN.


  • May 10, 2011  - ChuckP says:

    WOW; Whats the problem with “watchfulObserver”????? Bob, your the BEST and don’t let a guy like that get you down. I don’t know what his problem is but obviously he has an agenda. I never understand people like that. Bob you do a great job and all I can say is just keep doing it!!!!! YOU are the MAN!!!!!


  • May 10, 2011  - ChuckRobee says:

    Bob, great look at the new corner but do have some anxious friends here or what? Do you folks know that all bloggers have detractors? Big deal, ignore it…but he or she is entitled to their opinion. I also doubt its Fatlock.


  • May 10, 2011  - Michael says:

    WHAT THE SCOUTS SAID ABOUT HIM

    A scout for a NFC team said – “He certainly looks like a player when you see him and he does all the tests well. But sometimes there’s a disconnect between what he can do and what gets done.”

    Brown sounds like a CB in need of coaching from someone like Emmitt Thomas.


  • May 15, 2011  - mark in Ga. says:

    Bob sounds like this kid was chosen to use in press coverage against the TE we face????

    Like the fact that he is the one corner we have that is best in and loves press coverage, may never be a starter but could see a lot of playing time as a situational. Crennel may even use him as a starter against some teams since he does tend to game-plan and thusly use particular players for certain teams. Good pick up




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