The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Dyami Brown 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
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Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds
2020 stats: 55 receptions, 1,099 receiving yards, 8 touchdown catches, 20.0 yards per catch
Over the last two seasons in Chapel Hill, Brown has been a star receiver. Due to his success as a Tar Heel, he has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Brown was one of the best players in the state of North Carolina out of high school and decided to stay in state to play for the Tar Heels. He received some playing time as a freshman, racking up 17 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown. His role increased in 2019, as he caught 51 passes for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns. His play helped North Carolina win seven games, including the Military Bowl over Temple. Brown showed good form again in the 2020 season with 55 receptions for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns. The Tar Heels made the Orange Bowl with the help of Brown, but he sat the game out and they ended up losing.
After some great production from the 2019 and 2020 season, Brown decided to head to the pros. He is currently projected to be a day two pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Brown is a deep-threat that will stretch defenses at the NFL level. For the 2020 season he averaged 20.0 yards per catch, showing just how often he is targeted and makes catches deep. He has solid speed to get past defenders and has plenty of experience running vertical routes. Once the ball is in the air, Brown shows good physicality at the catch point. He also tracks the ball well in the air.
His releases off of the line of scrimmage set him up well to win his matchups. Brown can put defenders on skates and can attack them well if they press him. Most corners will want to try to press Brown to disrupt his routes before he goes deep, but his releases helps him beat press coverage.
While he isn’t the most well-built receiver, Brown plays with physicality. This goes from using his hands to fight at the start of a play to going up and getting the football by out-muscling defensive backs. He also runs hard with the ball in his hands when given the chance.
His play strength is good, but Brown can fill out his frame a little bit better at the pro level. This will help him with his hand fighting and his subtle push offs to create separation. It will also suit his physical playing style and help him prevent injury from the wear and tear at the NFL level.
Brown ran a limited number of routes at North Carolina. He specialized in deep routes, but didn’t run the best short and intermediate routes. While he can create separation, he could get in and out of his cuts quicker to be better underneath. If he adds to his route-tree, he can be a more complete receiver at the next level.
There will be some concern that Brown could be a one-trick pony. He doesn’t have a lot of production stemming from short and intermediate routes. Brown can run after the catch, but rarely had the opportunity to in college. If he can only be a deep threat, he will have value, but he needs to develop the other areas of his game.
Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Third Round Pick
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