Brown -- who elevated his stock with a superb Senior Bowl week -- has good size, strength and vision. He uses his skills as a ball carrier and a pass protector.
"I'm not afraid to go out there and block for the quarterback to get the ball off," he said.
RB Andre Brown
He finished his career ranked seventh in school history in rushing yards (2,539) and touchdowns (22).
There are still a concerns regarding Brown, including his medical history. He suffered a foot fracture in 2006 that required surgery. He re-injured his foot in the spring of 2008 and had another surgery, but believes it shouldn't be an issue in the NFL.
"I had two surgeries and it's OK," Brown said. "I played last season injury-free."
Brown endured a rigorous rehabilitation and started all 13 games in 2008, earning All-ACC honors along the way. In addition to the rushing stats cited above, his '08 season also included 29 catches for 309 yards (10.7 avg) and two scores.
He believes he has what it takes to play in the NFL and hopes that he demonstrated that at the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine and his Pro Day.
"I know I have the talent to play at this level. I wanted to go out here and play as hard as I can and compete with that," he said.
Brown could be the power complement the Chargers are looking for if he's available in the third round. He has the power and drive to excel in short-yardage situations.
Also, Brown has the size to take over as the featured back if LaDainian Tomlinson is injured for a third consecutive season, which would ensure Darren Sproles remains in his preferred change-of-pace capacity.