by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
November 2004

Elton Brown   OG   Virginia

Strengths

This kid is a very large human being, but do not be fooled - he is also a hell of a football player with excellent athletic talent. Elton is very powerful in the run game and has very good technique in the passing game. He is quick out of his stance and has excellent balance. Elton uses his hands well and is athletic enough to be used in a pull-trap scheme.

 
Needs to Improve

Elton must remember never to allow any coaches to move him to the tackle position.  He also must watch his weight. He could eat himself out of a position and a lot of money.

 
Talent Board Round  2

Elton should be a Pro Bowl guard in the NFL and a core player for the team that drafts him. He is as big as a ship and as powerful as the tugboats used to dock them. He likes to be the block that sets a running back free for a big gain. He takes great pride in his play and has fun out on the field. Elton looks like he is a very good teammate. I think the more you rely on Elton in your offensive blocking scheme, the more he likes it. Believe me when I say this: the kid has 1st round talent. It is possible that he could drop to the 2nd round, but if he does, Iíll be surprised. He is Elton ĎTug Boatí Brown. He is powerful, smart, athletic, big and has Pro Bowl written all over him.

 

Bottom to the Bottom Line 4/17

Iím not sure why Elton doesnít want to take a urine test before the draft and work out, but you can see by doing this, he has gone backwards in this draft. In spite of the talent he has shown others and me on film, Elton has drawn suspicion to himself and his strength. The Tug Boat is in dry dock for the time being.