Though he went to three different schools in his collegiate career, and didn't enjoy much success at any of them, Bryce Brown hopes to hear his name called this weekend at the 2012 NFL Draft.
If Brown is drafted this weekend, then it will be a testament to Brown's size and athleticism. Brown stands at 6'2", 220 -- a very solid size for an NFL running back. Still, after leaving three different teams in his collegiate career, including quitting on Kansas State after just three games, commitment concerns will surround Brown.
"The thing I keep telling teams is: Don't forget about Bryce Brown," said Brown's agent, Eric Armstead. "If you do, you're going to regret it, because you can make yourself look like a very good administrator if you pick Bryce Brown up. He won't get drafted early, simply because of the issues he has had to deal with, but you don't want to let him get by you, because he is going to be good."
Of course, you'd expect an agent to say this -- he's simply doing his job. Brown, though, did run a 40 time of 4.37, which is extremely quick.
Mel Kiper isn't terribly impressed with Brown, either.
"There just isn't a body of work there with Bryce Brown," ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper told the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press this week. "You can't look at what he did in high school, because this is not like the NBA, where high school tells you where you're going to be. I know he has the perfect physical components to be a good running back in this league, but the body of work is not there."
It's tough enough to forecast the first round of the NFL Draft, let alone the seventh round. It would be a mild surprise if Brown is drafted, but if he isn't, he'll likely be given a shot as an undrafted free agent along the line.
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