A new series was formed nearly two months ago called The Future 40, and the next edition is here! The segment has and will continue to run every other day until late April as we provide you with in-depth scouting reports of some 2010 NFL Draft prospects, giving you information key to understanding some of the players’ strengths, weaknesses, projected round of selection, possibility of being picked by the Eagles, and much more! And because the Draft is an important event for the entire league, some of the top-ranked players not expected to go to Philadelphia will also be reported on. This time around, we once again stuck to an offensive perspective while taking a look at Jarrett Brown:
Summary: A native of Florida, Jarrett Brown attended Palm Beach Lakes High School where he became one of the best passers to play in his respective athletic division. Also a star in the sport of basketball, he eventually agreed to a scholarship offer from West Virginia and started what he now hopes to be a lengthy and successful career in football. He sat out his official freshman season of 2005 under the redshirt status, but remained active studying the team’s play book and examining their schemes and techniques. The fact that he worked on his college major of athletic coaching education in this time also supports the argument that he worked hard in his first year at WVU. The following year, Brown saw action in six games as a backup to teammate Pat White, who is currently a member of the NFL’s Dolphins. In the few opportunities he was given to throw the ball, he completed roughly 60% of his attempts and tossed two touchdowns compared to one interception. In ‘07–his redshirt sophomore campaign–the QB remained a reserve on the depth chart, but saw a bit of an increase in playing time. One notable moment from that season included when he replaced an injured White in the lineup and appeared very sharp, throwing for over 100 yards and a score. His role in the Mountaineers’ offensive unit increased yet again the next year, in spite of the fact that Pat White was still the leading player at his position. At some points in games, Brown would alternate as a situational passer and ultimately showed a sign of being a team player when he said “Whatever gets me on the field and whatever helps this team, I enjoy it,”. Once White finally departed West Virginia, Brown was handed the reigns of the starting QB job, and was projected to explode with success. Several injuries limited his production and a bit of a shaky start to the year wound up making his final season in the NCAA, but Brown still displayed glimpses of stardom and an extreme amount of athleticism. His ability to run the ball helped in his 2009 achievement record, and overall he is listed among many professional scouts’ top ten lists of Quarterbacks set to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
Projected Round of Selection: 3rd-4th round
NFL Player Comparison: David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars
We hope that everyone enjoyed the twenty-sixth report for The Future 40 prospect segment, and urge you to keep checking back for more scouting analysis as the series continues all the way up until the Draft! Also, remember that we will happily take and consider requests from our fans for this series!
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