2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

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Height: 6’1″

Weight: 195lbs

Class: Junior

D.O.B: Oct. 24, 1999 (Age: 20)

 

Strengths: ​Good height and solid weight with good overall athletic ability. He displays very good body control, balance, good quickness, agility, acceleration, explosiveness with solid long speed and COD. In the pass game, displays a smooth release game and a good pre-snap recognition of coverage. Good route running ability, he understands how to attack leverage and manipulate DB’s. He eats up space vs off-man and has an elite cross over step to create separation on 45 degrees vertical deep pass. He shows good route pace and variation to keep DB’s guessing. Good play strength and hand usage to create separation with good acceleration in and out of breaks. He does his best work in the slot and is very good at finding soft spot vs zone coverage over the middle of the field, Outstanding hands, he fully extends and has very natural hands and is not afraid to take a hit. Very good tracking ability, with good acceleration downfield through the catch point. Shows very good timing and will high point the ball at the apex. He displays very good ability at adjusting to passes. He shows good contested catch ability and makes difficult catches all over the frame while being contested. He is good in QB scramble situations and getting open for the quarterback. Good YAC ability shows very good balance and body control with good field vision and is natural with the ball in his hands. He shows very good competitive toughness and plays with high energy and physicality. He shows solid blocking ability and is very willing.
Weaknesses: ​He is limited to being a slot WR only at the next level. He is limited working vertically and will struggle there at the next level. He will struggle to create separation when players get hands on him in press-man. He is not overly explosive after the catch and won’t blow the defense away with his speed.
Summary: ​Amon-Ra St. Brown projects to be a starting slot WR at the next level. He wins with quickness, strength and pace variation on routes to get open. He is strong at the catch point at all levels and is good after the catch. He will be a reliable option for his QB at the next level. He is a bit limited with his long speed and to play outside WR with consistency.
Grade: ​Good Starting Slot WR/2nd Round Pick
- August 6, 2020

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