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What to watch for: 7 Utah college football stars descend on Indianapolis for 2013 NFL scouting combine

Published: Monday, Feb. 18 2013 5:58 p.m. MST

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BYU, Offensive tackle

6-foot-6, 300 pounds

The Brown file: Of the seven Utah college athletes participating in this year's NFL combine, Brown had the toughest 2012 season. He was a part of a BYU offense that ranked 60th in total offense (400.38 yards per game) and 64th in rushing offense (153.5 ypg). However, Derek Stephens of CBSSports.com said of Brown, "Long, athletic-looking frame with ideal size to play tackle at the next level. Routinely comes off the line with a flat back and consistent pad levels. Displays impressive punch in pass protection when able to get his arms extended."

What Brown needs to answer at the combine: Brown has the build of an NFL offensive linemen and has shown to be strong in pass protection. But his abilities as a run blocker are more questionable, as he's struggled with consistency. Can Brown perform well in the agility drills?

NFL.com prospect grade: 51.0, which equates to a late-round draftable player who will likely have to make a team as a backup/role player.

When Brown competes at the NFL combine: Brown will participate in the bench press Friday, Feb. 22 and in on-field workouts Saturday, Feb. 23.

CBSSports.com comparison: Nate Potter

Potter was an offensive tackle prospect out of Boise State who was taken by the Arizona Cardinals with the 221st overall pick in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft. He started last season on the bench, but Potter was moved into a starting position at left tackle later in the year and started six games for the Cardinals.
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AZ Ute
Scottsdale, AZ

Is is too late for Joe Kruger to change his mind? Need him next season.

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