2 words: Zack. Brown. Saw some of his games and was just blown away by how much this guy was in on almost every defensive play. And since I was reading Peter Schrager's mock and saw that he is projecting Zack to the Eagles, I thought I would take a few minutes and use it as motivation to share my thoughts here on BGN. After dropping a straight up "Captain Obvious nugget" on us about the Eagles needing better LB play moving forward, he rebounds with
A 6-foot-2, 240-pound tackling machine, Brown’s a guy who’s seemingly in on every play. Watching a UNC game is like watching a Zach Brown highlight reel. The Eagles could use some of that resourcefulness roaming the middle.Couldn't agree more. The guy is a freakish athlete who seems to have a natural instinct for finding the ball AND actually being able to make a play once he gets there, unlike some long haried rookie who was drafted mostly because of his last name and older brother AND then was unfairly thrust into a starting position that he was neither physically ready for nor properly coached and trained for. Exhibit A your honor is week 9 vs Wake Forest(courtesy of NFLDraftScout.com). when he was named ACC LB of the week: finished with nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, an interception, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. I don't care if it was Wake Forest, that is how you make plays. Want more? ACC 1st team. How about 2011 Elite LB Trophy, presented by College Football Performance Awards? Yup, although honestly I have never heard of this award before this year. I am not a closet College football scout who watches any and every game and follows as many teams and individual players that he can throughout the season, and to be perfectly honest, I have never seen Kuechly play so I won't sit here and say that Brown is better than him, or Burfict (who I have seen play and never saw the jaw dropping talent or ability that others claim he has) or any of the other supposed top LBs that are going to be in the draft this year. All I am saying is that he would be a great addition to our Defense for the next decade. Share your thoughts below BGN, I am curious to see if any one else feels the same way about Mr Brown.