The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Amon-Ra St. Brown 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Amon-Ra St. Brown Background
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot, 197 pounds
2020 stats: 41 receptions, 478 yards, 7 touchdowns, 11.7 yards per catch
St. Brown comes from a football family and carved his own path out at USC. After three seasons with the Trojans, he has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
He was one of the most highly-touted recruits in the country and could’ve gone just about anywhere, but chose to attend USC. St. Brown was an instant star for the Trojans, as he finished his freshman season with 60 receptions for 750 yards and three touchdowns. USC had a rough year though, finishing with a 5-7 record. He improved as a sophomore with 77 receptions for 1,042 yards and six touchdowns. The Trojans went 8-5 with the help of St. Brown, but lost in the Holiday Bowl to end the year. For the 2020 season, St. Brown had 41 catches for 478 yards and seven touchdowns. USC won five of their six games in the abbreviated season.
His three seasons showed he could produce at the college level and now he is moving on up. St. Brown is currently projected to be a second to fourth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
St. Brown is a good route-runner who is capable of separating. He was able to run a bunch of different routes during his time with the Trojans. St. Brown has solid releases at the line of scrimmage and makes crisp cuts for his routes. Throughout the play he presents a good target for the quarterback and comes back to the ball to make a play on it before defenders can.
He has a solid ability to run with the football after the catch. St. Brown has good open field vision and can make defenders miss in the open field. He has solid moves that help him get the most out of each time he touches the ball. His run after the catch ability makes him a threat to score on a lot of plays.
His body control makes him a solid receiver as well. St. Brown has nice control of his body, especially when jumping which helps him battle for jump balls. He can be a deep threat because of his ability to win one on one battles, which is a direct result of his athleticism.
He isn’t the quickest or fastest receiver on the field, which might turn some teams away. St. Brown has average at best long speed and quickness. He still finds ways to separate, so it shouldn’t be a big issue, but things do get tougher when playing against NFL-level speed.
St. Brown could stand to add some strength to his frame. This will allow him to hold blocks longer in the running game, which would help create big plays. He would also be better at beating press coverage and could be even more effective in attacking the catch point.
His hands aren’t automatic. St. Brown struggled with making some contested catches over the middle of the field. In addition, St. Brown did have some focus drops. If he can improve his hands, he will be a much more reliable receiver.
Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Fourth Round Pick
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