NAME: Cameron Brown
SCHOOL: Ohio State
HOMETOWN: St. Louis, MO
HIGH SCHOOL: Christian Brothers
4 star recruit at WR who moved to CB after a few weeks at Ohio State. Has struggled to stay healthy – torn hamstring in 2019, Achilles injury that knocked him out for most of 2020, knee injury that limited him in 2021, head injury versus Maryland. Former coordinator Jeff Hafley said in 2020 he thought Brown had the talent to be the next high draft pick at corner from Ohio State. Rumored to have 4.2 or 4.3 speed based on a 40 in May 2020. Human development and family sciences major.
GAMES WATCHED: Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan
- 2018 (2 games): 1 tackle.
- 2019 (14 games): 14 tackles, 2 for loss.
- 2020 (2 games): 1 tackle.
- 2021 (10 games): 5 starts. 25 tackles, 1 INT, and 7 pass deflections.
- Man Coverage: 55 (Above Average)
- Instincts: 40 (Below Average)
- Zone Coverage: 50 (Average)
- Ball Skills: 65 (Star)
- Tackling/Run Support: 65 (Star)
- Physicality: 55 (Above Average)
- Change of Direction: 60 (Above Average)
- Long Speed: 75 (Elite)
- Recovery: 60 (Above Average)
- Frame: 50 (Average)
5 game starter in 2021, his only starts of his four-year career thus far. Stepped into a more full-time starting role following Sevyn Banks’ hip injury in the second half of the season. Physical press corner with prototypical size and elite athleticism. Rumored 4.2 or 4.3 speed is evident in open space. Works in run support like he’s a safety – triggers and closes quickly, tackles with ample effort, and shoots gaps for TFLs with regularity. Physicality is evident in press, especially against smaller receivers: didn’t give up much space to Penn State’s Jahan Dotson in limited reps. Generally fluid while changing directions but occasionally takes a few extra steps and loses ground to receivers when he’s caught off-guard. Has fairly good instincts but can get a bit overaggressive; expect him to get exploited early on by QBs with more advanced eye manipulation abilities. High level ball skills due to background as 4 star WR recruit, although on-ball production was only evident in 2021.