Dyami Brown Draft Profile and Scouting Report

North Carolina WR Dyami Brown is profiled for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft

Name: Dyami Brown 

School: North Carolina 

Year:  Junior 

Position: Wide Receiver 

Measurements: 6’1 185 lbs 

 

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General Info:

From Charlotte, North Carolina. Has a younger brother at North Carolina that also plays receiver. Rated as a four star prospect coming out of West Mecklenburg High School. Caught 41 passes for 631 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Also rushed for five touchdowns. Played defensive back as well as receiver his junior year and had 5 picks. Enrolled early so he could participate in spring practice. He played in 10 games as a true freshman. He started six. He caught 17 passes for 173 yards and 1 touchdown. His sophomore season he led the ACC with 20.3 yards a catch. Tied a school record with 12 receiving touchdowns. Had a career high of 6 catches and 202 yards with 3 touchdowns against Virginia. 3rd team AP all American his senior year at UNC. First player in UNC history to have multiple 1,000 yard seasons. Averaged 20 yards a catch for a second year in a row. Set a new career high with 11 catches 240 yards and 3 touchdowns against Virginia. Also had four catches and 167 yards against Miami. Skipped out on the bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft. 

Positional Skills: 

Positives:

Explosive. A good overall athlete with good size. He has good hands and good speed. He also has long arms. He will use a stutter step or little juke to get free of the DB off the line. He is a vertical threat on every snap. Brown plays a physical game even though he is not the biggest. He does a good job of driving defensive backs off the ball to give himself a cushion to snap off his routes because they are worried about getting beat deep. He does a good job tracking the ball over his shoulder. He also gets up the field quickly once he has the ball in his hands. Gets YAC using his speed and physicality. Brown is able to stop on a dime. 

Knows how to block because of the offense he played in with Javonte Williams and Michael Carter in the backfield he had to be able to block. Knows how to use his body to shield the defender from the ball. Will lower his shoulder to get YAC against smaller DBs. He knows how to sell the deep route and then cut his route to the inside. Good overall route runner. Doesn’t round off his routes. Will use head bobs to shake the DB. 

Negatives:

He Lined up almost exclusively on the offense's left side; never lined up in the slot and only on the right side occasionally. Not the biggest wideout. He could stand to add some weight and strength. He is not a YAC monster which is kind of en vogue now. He won’t use juke and spin move. On film he can get pushed around and man handled by bigger physical DB’s. Ifeatu Melifonwu specifically gave him some problems in 2020. Not a burner. Has a bad habit of looking back for the ball too soon on deep routes. Leaping ability is a question. There is no film of him being used in any jump ball situations. Has dropped some passes. Does not show a lot of creativity in his route running. Would like to see him work a little bit harder as a blocker. 

FIT WITH THE PACKERS:

His first name should be Dynamic, because that’s what he brings to the field. He is a dynamic play maker. He might be a candidate for back shoulder throws with the threat of his vertical game and DBs having to respect that. Brown was not asked to do that in college, but with Rodgers being so prolific with the back shoulder throw if they developed some chemistry on that type of throw, he could really just kill teams with it. He can run any type of route. Would not say he has issues with drops, like say MVS, but he has dropped some that he should have been able to hang on to. He does need to add some strength and some weight, to deal with the physical play he will see in the NFL. He had some trouble with press corners, especially bigger ones. He looks like he has the frame to add another 10-15 pounds before being maxed out. How he runs with the ball kind of resembles Greg Jennings. He is going to need time to learn to run routes from every spot on the field like the Packers like. They like their receivers to be versatile. Has the potential to develop into a very good #2 receiver and consistent big play threat. 

 
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Dragon5's picture

February 18, 2021 at 11:04 am

I rarely endorse injury prone 7 life paths, but D'Wayne Eskridge is an exception. Senior bowl standout. Addresses slot WR and special teams returns. Undersized, suspect blocking and limited route tree push him to day 2. Top half of round 3 gets him, my guess.

https://youtu.be/T4hxASGk6RA

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Dragon5's picture

February 18, 2021 at 11:11 am

PFF grades:

PFF grades:
SMITH, SHI 94.3
SMITH, DEVONTA 93.7
WALLACE, TYLAN 91.6
JOHNSON, CADE 91.0
MOORE, RONDALE 91.0
ESKRIDGE, D'WAYNE 91.0
MOORE, ELIJAH 90.8
CHASE, JA'MAAR 90.3
DARDEN, JAELON 89.9
JAYLEN WADDLE 89.7
ATWELL, TUTU 87.4
BATEMAN, RASHOD 87.1
TONEY, KADARIUS 86.8
SURRATT, SAGE 83.8
RODGERS, AMARI 80.0
ST BROWN, AMON-RA 79.4
MARSHALL JR, TERRACE 77.6
BROWN, DYAMI 76.7

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

February 18, 2021 at 11:24 am

At the end of the third round, maybe, at the end of the fourth round, absolutely. It will be interesting to see what his 40 time is, but he can make all of the catches and hangs on when he's hit. With NFL training, he could become an excellent #2 opposite Davante; Dyami already has a pretty good release, similar to Adams in style, and with his help could end up becoming a real threat.

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stockholder's picture

February 18, 2021 at 11:46 am

I'm content with are WRs. If Adams is leaving? I could see him coming to GB.

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Stroh's picture

February 18, 2021 at 07:37 pm

First Adams isn't leaving! Being content with the current WR would be your second problem. MVS and Lazard each have some positive qualities, but neither should be considered a legit #2. Each is best served as a backup / role player, not as a 2.

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Leatherhead's picture

February 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Yes, more WRs are always the answer. Then we could throw more and run less. 348 passing yards and 3 TDs are not enough.

Sheesh

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dobber's picture

February 18, 2021 at 02:28 pm

He doesn't really seem to fit BG's physical profile for WRs.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

February 18, 2021 at 03:48 pm

I guess it would depend when he might be available. My only concern is that the guy benefitted from having a great QB in Sam Howell. Sam Howell's average yards per attempt and passer rating were actually better than Trevor Lawrence. Yes he will have a great QB here in GB, but it is always one of those things when you rank somebody at the position as we well know when WRs leave us for not so greener pastures.

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February 20, 2021 at 03:45 am

The Packers definitely could have used a weapon that was capable of stepping up in the 4th quarter of their last game. If they had one, they might have played another game. It is a huge mistake to conflate talent in the WR room with a desire to achieve optimal run/pass balance. If they have a dynamic weapon to pair with Adams, there will be nothing that stops them from running the ball just as much as they do with the sub-standard talent they have now.

Fortunately, with the way colleges are churning out WR talent, each draft brings a variety of options to make the Packers a better overall team. I hope they take advantage in this year's draft. Doesn't have to be day 1. Or even day 2. But they need to get better. They won't unless they try.

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