What Brown Can Do For You

You simply can't ever have enough pass rushers in the NFL, especially when playing in a conference with Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, Jay Cutler, and Ben Roethlisberger.

Brown is rated among the best pass rushers in this year's draft, as he has size, speed, and a relentless ability to rush the passer. Brown can play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme or defensive end in a 4-3. While routinely facing double teams in 2008, Brown finished with 34 tackles, 3 TFL, and 12.5 sacks.

"You have to earn that," Brown's legendary coach Bobby Bowden said of the double teams. "They're not going to chip you unless they're scared of you. This is his third year of playing and now it's starting to happen to him and he's going to find out what the real world is like. It's a part of growing up, it's a part of getting better and people saying we better put a couple of people on him."

Brown is part of the revitalization at Florida State, as the team is trying to return to the glory days of a decade ago. He helped his team finish with nine victories in 2008, and he is truly a team-oriented individual.

"My best memory is probably the time we won the ACC Championship in 2005," Brown told us. "I was a redshirt freshman then and just being able to see it and being part of a championship team, it shows you what you have to do and what you come to Florida State to do."

Brown thinks he has what it takes to be an impact player on the next level.

"Just from looking at the caliber of players in the NFL, what I have is my explosiveness, quickness, and ability to rush the passer," Brown said. "It's pretty natural and it's something I'm very good at and that's the best thing that I bring to the table. I'm an every down defensive end with the ability to drop into coverage and also really get after the quarterback."

Brown will be a first-round pick in April's draft, and he can be a great bookend for the future for whichever team chooses him.


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