NSD Scouting Report: Malcom Brown

One-by-one, we'll take a look at every member of the Texas recruiting class.

The best signee in the Texas class, and I don't say that lightly. Brown is a force to be reckoned with at defensive tackle, somebody who weighs more than 290 pounds but has the quickness of a defensive end. In fact, he's so athletic that the Texas staff has already talked with him about getting some snaps at tight end in goal line situations.

But that's for fun. For work, Brown is a tenacious tackle who is a handful for anybody trying to block him. He's relentlessly quick off the ball and uses his hands exceptionally well. That trait was displayed at the Under Armour practices when some extremely good offensive linemen failed to stay in front of Brown in pass rushing drills.

Brown also has underrated strength. While he isn't quite Desmond Jackson in that category, Brown has the power in his hands to shock blockers, and he's known for simply throwing blockers out of his way.

When all of that is combined: his size, athleticism, quickness, strength, hands and motor, Brown is arguably the top defensive tackle in the 2012 class, and potentially the best in-state player in a class that includes Mario Edwards Jr. and Johnathan Gray.

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