Prospect Profile: Charles Brown's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about USC offensive tackle Charles Brown inside.

Charles Brown
School: USC
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6-5
Weight: 292
Projected 40-Time: 5.05

Star Rating: Grade: 90
Draft Projection: 1st - 2nd Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

Brown is an athletic tackle who can play on both sides of the line. But he has to get stronger.
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Strengths: Brown is a promising, athletic tackle who can play on both sides of the line. He sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. He’s quick off the snap and is a solid pass protector. He shows patience, initiates contact and uses his hands well. He plays with great technique and balance.

Weaknesses: He’s not a physical player and has to get stronger. He doesn’t seal the opposition consistently and has to improve his run blocking.

Steuber Says: A natural athlete who offers versatility at the tackle position, Brown has to get stronger and develop a mean streak. He’s a finesse player who has nimble feet and solid technique, but he will struggle against bigger pass rushers at the next level. He’s talented and is gifted enough to draw first round consideration, but it’s possible he will fall into the second round.

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