Chase Brown
Chase Brown  RB  Illinois | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chase Brown
Height
5-10
Weight
209
College
Illinois
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
London, ON
81.0/100
Player Rating
17
PositionRank (RB)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1643
Rush AVG
5
Rush TDs
10
Receptions
27
Rec YDs
240

Chase Brown RB Illinois | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chase Brown RB Illinois
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (87%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 03/21/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 209 (38%*)
Hands: 10 (87%*) Arm: 31 (51%*) Span: 75 1/8 (63%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (87%*) Ten Yard: 1.53 (C) (83%*)
Vertical: 40 (C) (96%*) Broad: 127 (C) (93%*)
Bench: 25 (C) (89%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 04/20/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (87%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 03/21/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 209 (38%*)
Hands: 10 (87%*) Arm: 31 (51%*)
Span: 75 1/8 (63%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (87%*)
10 Yard: 1.53 (C) (83%*)
Vertical: 40 (C) (96%*) Broad: 127 (C) (93%*)
Bench: 25 (C) (89%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 81.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Rushing:
80%
Break Tackles:
66%
Receiving/Hands:
57%
Pass Blocking:
62%
Run Blocking:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #162 Position rank: #17
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 1660
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 74/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #559 Pos Rank: #78 State Rank: #215
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
Ovr Rank: #1332 Pos Rank: #78
Cincinnati Bengals Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 163 (CIN)
Draft Profile: Bio
Chase Brown from St Stephen's Episcopal High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Brown joined Western Michigan.

In 2018 as a freshman Brown saw action in 13 games for the Broncos as he ran for 345 yards on 71 attempts for 4.9 yards per carry, with no TDs, with 2 fumbles. As a receiver he made just 10 receptions for 75 yards.

After the season Brown transferred to Illinois where as a sophomore in 2019 he played in just one game. and rushed for just 18 yards on 3 carries for an excellent 6.0 ypc, with no TDs, with no fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in no receptions for no yards.

In 2020 as a junior Brown saw action in 8 games for the Fighting Illini. He ran for 538 yards on 102 attempts for an excellent 5.3 ypc, with 3 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made just 7 receptions for 64 yards.

As a senior in 2021 he played in 10 games and ran for an outstanding 1005 yards on 170 carries for an excellent average of 5.9 ypc, with 5 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he had 14 receptions for an outstanding 142 yards.

As a fifth year senior in 2022 he played in 12 games and ran for an outstanding 1632 yards on 329 carries for average of 5.0 ypc, with 10 TDs, with 5 fumbles. In the passing game he had 27 receptions for an outstanding 240 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His initial burst is excellent, and he’s capable of running out of a traditional setup or taking the ball lined up next to a quarterback in shotgun.
  • He’s equally dangerous in catch-and-run situations as Brown is taking the top off a defense
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #33. He wrote, "Chase Brown, a 6-0, 207-pound running back, made the All-Big Ten third team in 2021 after rushing for 1,005 yards and five touchdowns. He added 4 pounds of lean muscle mass this summer while losing 3 pounds of fat. He also has reached 22.5 on the GPS on one of his long touchdown runs last year."
  • His passing game skills are strong. He’s a natural hands catcher who turns upfield quickly in the screen game, and he shows a great feel for setting up wheel routes.
  • He’s a quality receiver with soft hands, and he shows a good feel for catching and transitioning upfield in the screen game.
  • His vision is outstanding, and he has an innate understanding of when to go and when to sit back and wait for blocks to develop. Brown thrives as a one-cut back
  • He’s capable as a receiver, a weapon on swing passes and in the screen game.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Brown has constantly ran a limited route tree.
  • He’s shaky in pass protection, capable of making the correct reads but too reliant on cut blocks. When Brown does stay on his feet, he too often ducks his head and lunges.
  • He’s not physically imposing. Brown is small-framed and won’t be able to carry much more weight.

Chase Brown percentiles vs other Running Backs (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Chase Brown (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
121.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.