Chiefs To Conduct Private Workout With FSU DE Everette Brown

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The Kansas City Chiefs will conduct a private workout with Florida State University defensive end Everette Brown sources told Scout.com.

Everette Brown is a 6'4" 255 pound defensive end whose widely expected to fit best as an outside linebacker in a (you guessed it) 3-4 defense. Though most folks would argue that Brown will slide to the other half of the top 10 in April's draft, his name is gaining steam to be the Chiefs selection at #3 overall in the event that Aaron Curry heads to Motown.

Tomahawk Nation has an outstanding exit interview on Brown. Here are some of the strengths for the player they call the best defensive end to ever come out of FSU:

  • Explosion: Brown has incredible burst off the edge
  • Balance: nobody in the college game stays lower throughout their stance on the way to the QB.  He has an uncanny knack for ducking under long-armed tackles.  (Think Dwight Freeney)
  • Pure Speed (watch the Maryland clips in the highlight video)
  • Versatility.  Brown can play standing up but is also comfortable putting his hand on the ground
  • Work Ethic.  The FSU coaches constantly praise this guy for his constant motor and work ethic.  
  • Durability.  Brown has never missed a game due to injury.
  • Dedication.  Playing on the health idea, Brown takes excellent care of his body.  
  • Not a pure speed guy.  Brown has a great variety of moves and is surprisingly advanced for an early-entry pass rusher.

Brown earned his degree in three years and elected to skip his senior season.

The downsides to his game are few, but here are a handful given by Tomahawk Nation:

  • Brown has a limited frame.  He can probably play at 260-265lbs, but he is not a 275lb Shawne Merriman sized player.  I think his best weight is 250-255.
  • Brown is still fairly raw.  He has only started 26 games for the Seminoles.  Despite being extremely productive, he occasionally makes mistakes.  
  • Poorly coached/ simple scheme.  Many fans think defensive ends coach Jodey Allen is a poor coach.  We generally agree.  FSU also runs a very simple defensive scheme.
  • In-Line Blocker shedding.  Brown sometimes struggles taking on huge offensive tackles in the run game.

The more I read about this guy the more I can see the Chiefs selecting him. I do think the Chiefs are doing their due diligence here in the event of a trade down, but I also do think Brown is a legitimate candidate for the Chiefs pick. 

If you don't think he's an impact player worthy of the #3 overall pick, take a look at this highlight video:

 

Let's face it, if Pioli and Co. have their eyes on an impact defensive player, and Curry is off the board, Everette Brown makes a lot of sense.

Here's a little more reading material on him:

#9 pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft

Mocking the Draft Scouting Report

Tomahawk Nation Exit Interview (Read this one)

H/T takclaw in the FanShots

 

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