Could Amon-Ra St. Brown be the Next Underdog WR?

Could Amon-Ra St. Brown be the Next Underdog WR?

2021

Could Amon-Ra St. Brown be the Next Underdog WR?

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As a star WR out of USC, Amon-Ra St. Brown looks to be an amazing prospect. Standing at 6’1 and weighing in at 195, he has shown to have great route running and an astounding catching ability; Amon-Ra St. Brown is a Threat at Slot if put on the fitting team.

In 2020 St. Brown put up an acceptable 478 Yards, 41 Receptions, and 7 Touchdowns. Keep in mind the USC Trojans only played 6 games in the 2020 season with Covid-19 forcing the PAC 12 to only feature in-conference play, but in the 2019 season, St. Brown put up a miraculous stat line of 77 Receptions, 1,042 Yards, and 6 Touchdowns. He’s shown the ability to be a deep threat receiver with his longest reception being 95 yards. St. Brown would be an amazing slot receiver in the NFL, as he took the majority of his snaps in the slot during his time with USC.

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In the 2021 NFL Draft, Amon-Ra St. Brown is projected to go around the Mid-Second Round-Early Third round. He has shown that he can play the inside as well as the outside, his hips are good in and out of breaks, and he has great agility, so if your team needs a slot receiver that could become something good, then Amon-Ra St. Brown is the guy you’re looking for. Football runs in the Brown family as Amon-Ra’s older brother, Equanimeous St. Brown, is a WR for the Green Bay Packers, but the 24-year old hasn’t lived up to his potential that he had coming out of Notre Dame. 

St. Brown isn’t considered a fast WR, as he has been clocked in the mid 4.5s and low 4.6s for his 40-yard dash times. He has a habit of taking his eyes off the ball, as evident by dropping catchable throws. He lazily gets in and out of routes at times, but USC used St. Brown in a variety of screens and mesh concepts. He was even in the backfield as a running back at times for the Trojans. St. Brown doesn’t have elite speed but his physicality and shiftiness are an advantage with the ball in his hands. St. Brown also has an amazing blocking ability. His NFL comparison is said to be Keenan Allen.

Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the best catching receivers in this upcoming draft, and many teams should be looking to pick him up and make him the slot receiver on their team.

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