IE Breakdown: Chris Brown

We breakdown Hanahan, South Carolina wide receiver and Notre Dame pledge Chris Brown.


HT – WT – SPEED : I'll list Chris Brown at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds as I've seen him listed at tall as 6-foot-3 and as low as 6-foot-1. Has a listed speed of 4.5 in the forty and looks fast on film.

QUICKNESS – AGILITY – BALANCE : Brown excels in all three areas if you watch his highlight film as he's got the ability to make quick cuts without losing a step or losing his balance.

BODY FLEXIBILITY : Shows great natural flexibility and the ability to adjust his body to make football plays.

STRENGTH : For a player of his weight and length posting a 245-pound bench press and over 400-pounds in the squat shows excellent physical strength. However, this is not the only thing we look at when looking at strength. A player must show recoil ability and Brown is exceptional in this area when you count in his 35-inch vertical jump and his record setting triple jump.

DURABILITY : Brown has missed time due to injury and you have to wonder how much of it is from his body makeup. It will be interesting to see his physical changes under Paul Longo.

PRODUCTION : On film Brown shows the ability to make big time plays with the ball in his hands. His ability to have big plays with the jailbreak screen will be interesting to watch in Kelly's offense as it's been a missing ingredient in our opinion.


What really stood out in watching Brown on film was his ability to get in and out of his breaks to gain separation. Add in his ability to make quick cuts and to accelerate after the catch (get-away speed) and Brown has the tools to be a major playmaker in the college game. Can be a weapon in the short and long passing game at the next level.


Irish fans will want to see Brown add some thickness once he gets on campus but the overall skill set is there for Kelly's offensive staff to have a big-time player in the very near future. We you combine Brown, Justin Ferguson and Deontay Greenberry and the Irish incoming receivers will push early to get on the field. Top Stories