What a renaissance the North Carolina Tar Hells have had under head coach Mack Brown. After being a national afterthought for decades, they are competing with the best in the nation. While they aren’t there yet, its been a massive rise in Chapel Hill led by Quarterback Sam Howell and a fantastic group of weapons, one of them being the subject of this scouting report Dyami Brown. After a really good 2019, Brown came back with an excellent 2020 with 1,099 yards at 20 YPC. His pairing with Dazz Newsome made for a dynamic passing attack.
|100-95||All-Pro||Early Round One|
|94.99-90||Pro Bowler||Mid Round One|
|89.99-85||Day One Starter||Late Round One|
|84.99-80||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Two|
|79.99-75||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Three|
|74.99-70||Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One||Round Four|
|69.99-65||Backup/Special Teams||Round Five|
|59.99-55||Backup/Special Teams||Round Six|
|59.99-55||Potential Backup||Round Seven|
Weight: 185 lbs
Strengths: Brown is a very explosive athlete. Elite first step out of his stance that gains instant separation. Has excellent long speed that flashed all over his tape. Releases off the line are somewhat varied that keep the DB’s guessing. Has very smooth and quick feet that helps him beat press man. Best trait is the deep ball. Does a really good job tracking and adjusting to the ball in the air. High pointing the ball is something he excels in. Explosive route runner that relies on his speed to create separation. Has an uncanny knack to stop on a dime and sell the deep route. Brown moves with a natural grace in the open field affording him the ability to outrun defenders.
Weaknesses: Looks a little bigger than his listed 185 but would like to see Brown fill out a little bit as he matures in the NFL. Route running is a concern for Brown. He relies too much on his speed to get open and isn’t consistent in sinking his hips on breaks. Want to see him continue his growth at the top of the stem, where Brown has shown some head and shoulder fakes. His route tree is currently limited due to the offense that he plays in. A lot of basic spread concepts: glances, hitches, go routes, and screens. Has struggled with working back to the quarterbacks on hitch routes, comebacks, and broken plays. One odd thing that stood out to me was that Brown lined up almost exclusively on the left side. Not sure if that is part of the offense or a genuine deficiency.
|Grade||77.5/100 Third Rounder|
Dyami Brown can come in early and make a big impact similar to what Darnell Mooney did in Chicago this year. Get him on the outside and have him outrun defensive backs for big plays. As he develops his route running, Brown could end up being an impact player. At the very worst, he will be a deep threat guy and someone you can get the ball in space.