Standing 6-foot-9 tall and weighing 320 pounds, Spencer Brown stands out in a crowd. He started life before making the transition to offensive tackle and quickly became Northern Iowa’s mainstay right tackle. At the Senior Bowl, Brown improved throughout the week. After having not played in more than a year, there were some problems early, but he quickly recovered and looked like a solid prospect.
- Quick setting up after the snap and slides well to the outside, staying patient and balanced off the snap.
- Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain.
- Tall, reliable blocker with long arms, good agility, and a solid initial punch. Knocks rushers off their route.
- He's a good athlete with balance and body control. He is smooth and fluid in his pass set and plays with intelligence to use his height to his advantage on the edge.
- A better-than-expected athlete who steadily improved in pass protection. Stout at the point of attack and maintains a wide base.
- He moves fluidly in pass protection and he rarely lets defenders get anywhere near the quarterback.
- Brown projects as a likely swing tackle with the potential to push for a starting job with some development in a zone-blocking system.
- Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
- Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing the defender to get the corner or spin inside.
- Height can be a detriment in short-yardage, defender can get under his pads to hold the line.
- High-cut and doesn't bend knees well. Set in pass protection is high, and that affects the power and ability to anchor and causes him to bend at the waist.
- His sheer size is a double-edged sword that can hurt him when he isn’t careful.
We see Brown as high character player who I willing to put all the hard work to succeed. This combined with his huge body and nice skills make him an excellent prospect. May go as high as the late first round, although will probably be picked high in the second.