Chase Brown among 'stock up' performers coming out of NFL Combine
Chase Brown tackled the NFL Combine last week after a fantastic season for Illinois. Coming out of Indianapolis, Brown is one of the “stock up” performers from the event in Indianapolis.
During his workouts in Indianapolis, Brown received an 82 athleticism score from NFL’s Next Gen Stats. That came after Brown posted a 4.43 40-yard dash, 40″ in the vertical jump and 10’7″ in the broad jump.
According to NFL.com’s Chad Reuter, Brown has solidified his case to be a Day 2 selection:
He led all combine running backs with his 40-inch vertical and 10-foot-7 broad jump. Brown was solid during on-field drills, making cuts and catching passes with more fluidity than some of his fellow combine RBs. He’s not going to break a lot of ankles in the NFL but I believe he displayed the speed and just enough shiftiness to be picked on Day 2 of the draft.
Brown’s NFL outlook
During the 2022 season, Brown finished with 1,643 rushing yards and over 1,800 yards from scrimmage with 13 offensive touchdowns. Checking in at 5-foot-9.5 and 209 pounds in Indy, Brown has a prototypical body to withstand the punishment of the NFL.
We’ll see where he lands in April’s draft, but Brown should be able to find his way onto the field as a rookie contributor in the 2023 NFL season.