Auburn DT Derrick Brown
If Derrick Brown had just struggled in the agility drills like everyone else, there wouldn’t be much reason to panic. It wasn’t just the three-cone and short-shuttle that got the best of Brown, though. Not a single drill went his way last week.
Brown’s 8.22s three-cone, which is in just the 3rd percentile among interior defensive linemen, is the obvious blunder. Even at 326 pounds, 8.22s is a disastrous time and is far worse than what should have been expected based on his film from Auburn. What’s worse is that only one of Brown’s other four key drills landed him above the 35th percentile.
Brown’s 4.79s short-shuttle comes in at the 18th percentile. Brown’s 27 inch vertical jump places in just the 22nd percentile. Brown’s 5.16 40-yard dash is in the 33rd percentile. The only drill in which Brown succeeded in was the broad jump, where he hit 108 inches to be in the 66th percentile. Again, there should be some adjustment made for the fact that Brown did his testing at a massive 6-foot-5 and 326-pounds, but even accounting for his size, Brown had a clearly below average day, especially for a prospect who is supposed to be elite.