Following the fourth official team practice of the offseason, head coach Sean McVay sounded quite impressed by the play of Brown on Tuesday afternoon to the point where he indirectly indicated that the former third-round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft has a chance to regain a starting job along the offensive line.
“When you look at it, Jamon Brown is a guy that’s competed really well. He’s done a nice job competing both at guard and at tackle," McVay said. "We gave him and Greg (Robinson) a chance to compete and really excited to go back and look at the tape. I think what we’ve seen from Jamon, really going back to last week, a lot of encouraging things and Greg has done some good things as well. I think it’s good to let guys compete and see how they do.”
The early expectation was that Robinson would man the starting job at right tackle after being moved from the left side due to the free agency acquisition of former Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth . This also displaced Rob Havenstein to the inside starter's spot at right guard to make way for the shift along the offensive line.
However, it appears that Brown has made a much bigger impression on McVay than Robinson has in only four total practices, at least with the eyeball test.
“Today was the first day that he got some reps with that first group and I thought he did a nice job, just from what I saw out there," McVay said. "But again, the tape is always kind of the best thing to look at afterwards.”
Although it's still quite early in the offseason, Brown has at the very least caught the attention of his head coach that could go a long way in earning him playing time and possibly a starting job by the time the 2017 season swings around.
“I think what you like about Jamon is his demeanor. I think he’s got a great disposition, where he’s willing to be coached," McVay said."He’s got good movement for a big, physical player. When he gets his hands on people, he certainly does a nice job of securing the line of scrimmage. Whether that be in the run game or in protection when he jump sets people.
What he showed last week was very encouraging. Under (offensive line) Coach (Aaron) Kromer’s guidance, we expect him to improve.”