On the Wednesday episode of the Arrowhead Pride Draft Show, we discussed players in which we disagree with the consensus. One player we like more than most of the draft community is Dyami Brown, a wide receiver out of North Carolina.
We recently completed his writeup in the KC Draft Guide and decided to share it with you. Here is one of the 225-plus full breakdowns in our book that releases on April 5!
Dyami Brown, wide receiver
6’ 3/4” | 185 lbs | North Carolina
Charlotte, NC | 11/1/99
Grade (round): 2nd
Draft Range: Day Two
2020 Stats: 55 receptions, 1,099 yards, 8 touchdowns, 20.0 yards per receptions
Background: Former four-star recruit. First wide receiver in program history to record two 1,000-yard seasons in his career. First-team All-ACC — his 20.0 yards per reception led the nation with receivers of 50 or more receptions. Younger brother, Khafre, currently is currently a wide receiver on the UNC football team.
Strengths: Brown glides off the line of scrimmage with a free release and eats up defensive backs’ cushion for breakfast. He has quick, sudden feet — with hips to match. He snaps off routes with a suddenness that makes it hard for defenders to close at the top of the route. He does a great job of attacking the defensive back leverage and has the swiftness and power to cross face and put the defender in a compromised position. Brown is gifted at stacking cornerbacks once he has a step vertically. He does an excellent job of not letting the defender back into the frame. Brown is incredibly talented at tracking the ball — he is maybe the best vertical threat in this class. He has to speed to take the top off and knows how to use soft coverage to his advantage/throws in some nice double moves to get deep. Brown runs a variety of routes underneath as well and has shown the footwork necessary to be a plus-route runner on all three levels as he develops. He has the potential to be a complete outside receiver who can score every time he touches the ball.
Weaknesses: Brown needs to continue developing as an underneath route runner — he can be a little lackadaisical at times and miss his landmarks drifting off course. He has some really frustrating drops (was credited with nine drops in 2019). Although he brought that number down to three in 2020, it is still something that teams will be concerned over. He doesn’t always use his body well in contested-catch situations, allowing defenders to rack the ball out of his hands too often.
How he fits with the Chiefs: Brown would be a dark-horse selection as early as the first round for the Chiefs that could make a lot of sense looking back on it several years down the road. He has shown the potential to play on the outside, which is a spot they need to fill both short and long-term. Brown also possesses elite big playability, which we have become accustomed to seeing in KC. Could this be a match made in heaven?
Player Comp: Stevie Johnson
Fit Likelihood: High
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