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    Rd. 4, Pick 112: Amon-Ra St, Brown-WR USC

    Overview:
    Has been both an inside and outside receiver over the last two seasons, but might lack the speed and strength to make a living outside at the pro level. Despite average foot quickness, St. Brown will vary his press release and displays polish as a route-runner from the slot. He's unlikely to gain consistent vertical separation but has above-average tracking talent and body control to improve his chances for success. His focus drops underneath are a concern and his run blocking can be woeful at times. There is nothing dazzling about his athletic profile or overall game, but he's a solid football player with a chance to become a starting slot in the future.

    Strengths:
    Crafted a variety of release techniques.
    Smooth athlete with plus body control.
    Adjusts routes and scrambles open when quarterback extends play.
    Uses eyes effectively to manipulate coverage near goal line.
    Runs routes to create tilt and lean from defenders.
    Smooth acceleration through route stems.
    Instinctive, talented deep-ball tracker.
    Maintains top speed when turning to find the long ball.
    Keeps his calm catching with safety ranging toward him.
    Feel for stacking defender on hip to expand landing zone of football.
    Balance to continue through contact on run after catch.

    Weakness:
    Play strength might need upgrade against physical cornerbacks.
    Press rides on him for early stages of the route.
    Has had issues securing catchable throws underneath.
    Very average foot quickness and long speed.
    Could struggle to knock athletic corners out of route phase.
    Below-average separation burst out of breaks.
    Drifts into route turns at times.
    Lacks stride to open up and find a second gear.
    Very little grit in his run blocking.

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    Quite the uninspiring write up there.

    At this point though, everyone’s a question mark. Looking forward to this season though!

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    I forgot to note that the write ups come from nfl.com. I could edit that into the original but I won't lol.

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    I really like this dude. My brother in law never misses a usc game and couldn’t speak highly enough about this guy. He thought he’d be gone by the 3rd round. From what I gathered, I don’t see him a home run threat but rather a possession receiver with solid hands to get first downs on third and shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionsfanfromsac View Post
    I really like this dude. My brother in law never misses a usc game and couldn’t speak highly enough about this guy. He thought he’d be gone by the 3rd round. From what I gathered, I don’t see him a home run threat but rather a possession receiver with solid hands to get first downs on third and shorts.
    Is he a poor man's Hines Ward?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionsfanfromsac View Post
    I really like this dude. My brother in law never misses a usc game and couldn’t speak highly enough about this guy. He thought he’d be gone by the 3rd round. From what I gathered, I don’t see him a home run threat but rather a possession receiver with solid hands to get first downs on third and shorts.
    Interesting though given the WR's they've signed in free agency (namely Perriman and Williams) and who we have at QB, a possession WR was needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnotm View Post
    Is he a poor man's Hines Ward?
    Ward was an incredible run blocker. St.Brown: “ Very little grit in his run blocking”

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Ward was an incredible run blocker. St.Brown: “ Very little grit in his run blocking”
    yeah I want a comparison for him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garnotm View Post
    yeah I want a comparison for him?
    Nfl.com compares him to keelan Cole from the jags

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    Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
    Alright, it’s over. The Lions won the draft. Amon-Ra St. Brown was a top-50 prospect on my board. He’s explosive, smart, and underrated in his run-after-catch ability. None of this even takes his contested catch ability into account. He can separate downfield with twitch, but when he doesn’t, he has the alpha mentality, body control, and hand strength to come away successful. The Lions continue to score tremendous value.

    Grade: A+

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    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/n...as/4904118001/

    I remember reading about his family lineage awhile back

    https://www.si.com/college/2017/09/0...rothers-family

    the comparison is the Lavar Ball thing, except this father was actually accomplished

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Ward was an incredible run blocker. St.Brown: “ Very little grit in his run blocking”
    I wonder what they mean by very little grit...because everything I read says he is the best run blocking WR in the draft and is amazing at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garnotm View Post
    I wonder what they mean by very little grit...because everything I read says he is the best run blocking WR in the draft and is amazing at it.
    Maybe instead of biting knees, he reasons with defenders to them to allow the RB get by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    Maybe instead of biting knees, he reasons with defenders to them to allow the RB get by.


    if we still do post of year nominations that's an early favorite for me

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