Ji'Ayir Brown
Ji'Ayir Brown  S  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ji'Ayir Brown
Height
5-11
Weight
205
College
Penn State
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Trenton, NJ
78.0/100
Player Rating
42
PositionRank (DB)
4.45
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
57
Passes Defensed
2
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
21

Ji'Ayir Brown S Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ji'Ayir Brown S Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #255 Position Rank: #42 (DB)
40 time: 4.45 seconds
Height: 5-11 Weight: 205
Overall Rating: 78.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
68%
Run Defense:
63%
Coverage:
78%
Zone:
77%
Man/Press:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #42
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1041
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (79/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (88.3/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Ji'Ayir Brown attended Trenton Central High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.883, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Brown opted to join Penn State.

In 2020 as a freshman Brown saw action in 9 games and played a total of 130 snaps at Safety for the Nittany Lions. He recorded just 5 tackles, no assists, while adding one stop. In coverage Brown notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 97.9.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 721 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He made solid 66 tackles, 7 assists, and had 18 stops. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, an impressive 6 interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 79.2.

In 2022 as a junior Brown played in 4 games and contributed on 190 snaps. He chalked up 19 tackles, 3 assists, and added 7 stops. In the secondary Brown forced no pass breakups, one interception, and gave up an impressive QB rating when targetted of 55.1.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a willing and capable hitter in run support and closes fast to make plays against quick screens.
  • Not a major liability in man coverage. Good enough foot speed and length to stay with slot receivers in four-wide sets on short patterns.
  • Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
  • Has a stocky build and sets a physical tone in the middle of the field. Fills hard against the run, showing speed and taking good paths to the ball.
  • Willing in run support, coming downhill quickly when Brown has a chance to make a play.
  • Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Brown is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
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How other scouting services rate Ji'Ayir Brown (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
258.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
52.0