Drew Boylhart   1/09

Everette Brown   DE   Florida ST         

 

STRENGTHS

Everette is a tall, lanky player who has excellent speed and quickness.  He is surprisingly strong for his build and does a good job taking on the double team in the running game.  Everette has great burst off the line and shows on film the athleticism to be used as a DE in a 4-3 or as a OLB in a 3-4.  He is a smart player and understands situational football.  He looks to be a good teammate.  Everette plays the game with passion and effort on every play.  He has an excellent future ahead of him in the NFL.  

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Of course, he needs to get bigger and stronger as well as learn better pass rush moves like all DE's coming into the NFL.  The one thing I do notice is that, sometimes, Everette moves so quickly that the offensive lineman have no chance to react to him.  He loses his balance because his moves are so fast that he winds up blocking himself by running back into an offensive lineman that has not had a chance to react to Everette's first move.  

  

TALENT BOARD ROUND 1

I'm not sure if Everette will be better in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense, but I do know that once that is settled, Everette will be successful.  I think I like him as a DE in a 4-3 personally, but I can see the argument for Everette being a OLB in a 3-4.  Everette has the frame to get bigger, but you do wonder if it will cut into his quickness, which is his best attribute.  Everette is a smart kid and not the type of player that will only show up for a few years of his contract.  It looks to me like he wants to be considered one of the best and will want to prove (if he is drafted in the top ten) that he was worthy .  He plays with a lot of pride.  This pride is what motivates him; he wants to learn and improve so that he can get a big, fat contract the next time his is up for negotiation -- and, there's nothing wrong with that!  I'm calling him Everette (More Money) Brown  because money and being the best is what this kid is all about, and that is not a bad thing at all.