A. J. Brown Biography
A. J. Brown born as Arthur James Brown is an American football wide receiver for the Ole Miss RebA. J. Brownels. Brown attended Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi, where he played football and baseball.
A top recruit in both sports, he became the second player after Kyler Murray, to play in both the Under Armour All-America Football Game and the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.
A. J. Brown Age
He was born on June 30, 1997, in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. He is 21 years old as of 2018.
A. J. Brown Height
He measures 1.85 meters tall.
A. J. Brown Weight
He weighs 104 kilograms.
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A.J plays for the Ole Miss Rebels as a wide receiver.
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He finished the season with 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games. He was awarded the Conerly Trophy, given to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi. As a junior in 2018, Brown again led the team in receiving, finishing with 85 receptions for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns.
He was named first-team All-SEC for the second consecutive year. Following the 2018 season, Brown announced he would forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
A. J. Brown Net Worth
His net worth is still under review.
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49ers 2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Wide receiver A.J. Brown
The San Francisco 49ers have expressed some interest in Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown at the scouting combine, making him an intriguing 2019 NFL Draft prospect.
It would be something of a shock if the San Francisco 49ers didn’t bother to target one of the many promising wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft.
This, especially after no Niners wideout crested more than 500 receiving yards last season.
One player on the long list of possible targets on days one and two is Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown who, according to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, met with the 49ers from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Friday.
Players meet with a ton of teams, so this direct link isn’t anything close to an assurance San Francisco will aggressively target Brown this April. But if there’s one thing any team might like, it’s Brown’s own confidence in his abilities (h/t Barrows):
So, what else does Brown bring to the proverbial NFL Draft table? How can he wind up being a true difference maker for a team, like the 49ers, in need of production at his position? This year’s draft class is awfully deep at wide receiver, meaning Brown will have to separate himself from the pack during his NFL Scouting Combine workouts, interviews and pro day.
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Five Takeaways From the NFL Combine, Day 4: D.K. Metcalf Is Basically the Hulk With an Incredible 40 Time
The former Ole Miss wideout and ex-teammate A.J. Brown continued their tear through Indianapolis on Saturday. Plus, we may be getting some clarity regarding Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. Rejoice! The Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl win is now officially ancient history—you don’t have to think about it anymore. It’s now time to look forward: The 2019 NFL combine is already here, and a rotating cast of Ringer staffers will provide you with a collection of five thoughts from each day in Indianapolis.
The NFL combine is often dismissed as the Underwear Olympics, but it’s a bad comparison. Winning an event at the Olympics brings honor for you, your family, and your country. Winning an event at the combine gets you Twitter clout. The goal is not even to win, but to impress a bunch of men in the stands intermittently staring at their Microsoft Surfaces (except Kliff Kingsbury, who obviously has a Mac). The combine is not the Olympics, it’s that scene in The Hunger Games where the contestants must show off their skills in front of the judges who aren’t paying attention because they’re hungry.
Like The Hunger Games training, the athletic testing at the NFL combine is an overhyped media machine promoting an event that is pretty dark. But every now and then there is an arrow shot through an apple that grabs everyone’s attention, so let’s look at the five best moments from the combine on Saturday that stood out more than a bulls-eye.
1. The Ole Miss Receivers Are Going to Be a Thing
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters the same weekend as the NFL draft, and it’s unclear whether these two guys will be conscripted to play in the NFL or join the Hulk in fighting Thanos.
D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown are the top two receivers in the draft according to many draft experts, including The Ringer’s Danny Kelly. They were also college teammates at Ole Miss. I’m not great at math, but is that an eight-pack?
These photos, presumably leaked from the set of a Magic Mike sequel, actually undersold Metcalf’s body. Metcalf reportedly measured with 1.6 percent body fat, half of which I assume is the Krispy Kreme donut that he said was his only cheat food during his training period.SB Nation’s Richard Johnson put that 1.6 percent figure in perspective: The average body fat for receivers is roughly 12 percent. Being under 2 percent might not even be healthy. A body fat percentage under 2 percent is actually an impediment to playing in the NFL, not a benefit because you get hit a lot. Also, that figure itself may not even be accurate. But those are details. Just look at this dude.
That is the prologue to Saturday, when Metcalf ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, tied for the second-fastest figure for any receiver or running back this year (Ohio State’s Parris Campbell is the fastest player measured at this year’s combine so far, though defensive backs run on Monday).
The usual caveats apply. The 40-yard dash is a silly drill. Nobody is sure why it is 40 yards, teams only use it because they started copying the Cowboys in the 1960s, and it does not involve wearing shoulder pads (or opponents trying to hit them in the solar plexus while they run). But using Speed Score, which factors in weight, is the best way to appreciate it.
Metcalf will get all of the hype, but Brown is right behind him in this receiver class. Brown’s 4.49 was slower than Metcalf’s, but Brown’s production in college far outpaced him. Metcalf averaged 62.9 yards per game in the last two seasons, while Brown has averaged 111.9 yards per game in that span. He also is his own best hype man.
The two could easily be the first two receivers gone in the draft. Get ready for Metcalf/Hulk memes.
2. Scouting, Old-School Style
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was seen timing the 40-yard dash by hand on Saturday despite electronic testing, which gives a far more accurate measurement, being in place since 1990.
The natural question is why? Is Kevin Colbert aware that computers time these runs? Did I mention the 40-yard dash is measured to the hundredth of a second? If Colbert is aware the race is already timed, is he suspicious of those times? If he is not aware, why has nobody told him? Is using his own stopwatch just an old habit that he can’t kick after being a scout for decades? Is a stopwatch the baby-boomer version of a fidget spinner?
Believe it or not, it’s pretty common for scouts to hand-time these races, apparently because they don’t trust each other and they prefer their less accurate, faster times. It’s like not trusting the blood pressure monitor during a checkup and taking your own pulse. Here is widely respected GM turned consultant Charlie Casserly timing a player.
No offense to Charlie, but I’m not looking at that 4.76 second time from the computer and thinking, “OK, but what did CHARLIE time him at?” Also, before you make the joke, yes, he helped hire the Jets general manager.
While Colbert and Co. were fighting the rise of the machines, Bill Belichick was making a fashion statement.
First, real strong Sith vibes from Belichick and Greg Schiano here. Second, that is a Johns Hopkins Nike lacrosse sweater with a customized “BB” on the side. Johns Hopkins lacrosse gear is Belichick’s favorite look, but this is clearly Belichick’s response to the “44” stitched on the arm of Obama’s Bomber jacket.
3. The Iowa Tight Ends Are Legit
Metcalf and Brown are going to get a lot of hype for being absurdly talented teammates that might both be first-rounders, but they aren’t alone. Iowa tight ends Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson are excellent talents that had eye-opening performances on Saturday. Fant had the best 40-yard dash time (4.50 seconds), broad jump (10’7”), vertical jump (39 ½”), and three-cone drill time (6.81) of all tight ends. His 40-yard dash was better than most of the running backs (!). Athletically, he has a similar profile to the league’s rising star at the position, San Francisco’s George Kittle, who also went to Iowa.
The only tight end who could possibly be considered a better prospect than Fant is his own teammate, Hockenson. Hockenson had the second-best vertical and three-cone time after Fant. He’s certainly not perfect, as Shannon Sharpe noted on Twitter.
But the Iowa tight ends could both go in the first round, which is somewhat bizarre considering they combined for 51.6 yards per game last year. Iowa does not pass to its über-athletic tight ends; even Kittle logged just 604 yards on 42 catches in 19 games in his final two seasons at Iowa combined (yawn) but then produced 1,377 yards on 88 catches in 16 games while making some of the most athletic plays in the NFL in 2018. Fant and Hockenson put up similarly boring numbers, but they could have similar career arcs, too.
4. Tyree Jackson Is Going to Be Fun
Imagine if Paul Bunyan learned to play quarterback by watching YouTube, and you have a pretty good idea of how Tyree Jackson plays quarterback. Aside from the former Buffalo quarterback running the same 40-yard dash time as Georgia’s no. 1 receiver, Riley Ridley, Jackson also threw passes so hard during drills that Steve Smith had to tell him to chill.
5. The Player Who Didn’t Do Anything Still Made the Biggest News of the Day
Metcalf is the most viral player of this draft cycle, but the biggest news on Saturday came from Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, who reported that teams “almost universally” believe the Cardinals are going to take Kyler Murray no. 1 overall. I’ve traversed the Kyler rabbit hole before and you can read the deep dive on the conspiracy here and why it would be fun here, but the short version is Kyler is better suited for Kingsbury’s offense than Josh Rosen is because he’s a more accurate passer at all ranges and he can run. (Plus he hired the same agent as Kliff Kingsbury, and Cardinals general manager Steve Keim could get fired with another bad year, so he has nothing to lose if it doesn’t work.)
It’s possible the Cardinals are stirring the pot to create interest in Murray and raise the price of the no. 1 overall pick if they trade down, and they’ve informed Rosen of this plan behind the scenes. Kyler is a Content Machine, and perhaps the Cardinals are using that to sow misinformation. Or maybe they’re going to trade Rosen for a first-rounder and spice up the draft. Between Brown and Metcalf, Fant and Hockenson, and the possibility that two Oklahoma quarterbacks go no. 1 overall in back-to-back years, draft picks are suddenly coming in pairs. Just like the kids in The Hunger Games.
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D.K. Metcalf wasn’t the only Ole Miss player at the NFL Combine
After one of the most dominant workouts in NFL Combine history, it’s easy to forget that D.K. Metcalf wasn’t the only player in Indianapolis over the weekend. The former Ole Miss wideout shocked the football world with a 1.9 percent body fat count, 27 bench press reps and an incendiary 40 time of 4.33 seconds.
Lost in the bewilderment over Metcalf’s other-worldly numbers was his college teammate, A.J. Brown. Brown, a likely first-rounder himself, isn’t used to playing second fiddle to Metcalf: even before Metcalf’s season-ending injury in October, Brown outpaced his teammate by 15 receptions and over 160 yards.
Brown, who came to Ole Miss in the same recruiting class as Metcalf, lauded his good friend’s performance in Indy (“Brother was made a shed in the backyard,” Brown tweeted on Saturday. “Beyond proud of you, man.”). But he also reminded the assembled media that he’s an elite prospect himself.
“I’m the best receiver in the draft, by far,” Brown said. “I’m versatile. I can play inside, outside, I run great routes. I have strong hands, and I’m a man after that catch. A lot of guys are not like that. I’m very different.”
Brown’s combine workout was tame beside Metcalf’s, but it was impressive enough to lock him in as a first-rounder in April. His 4.49-second 40 is an impressive mark for a man of his size and he was smooth in all of his pass-catching drills.
Joining Metcalf and Brown in Indy were six other former Ole Miss Rebels, including potential first-round offensive tackle Greg Little. Here’s how each of them did over the weekend.
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Height and weight: 6’0, 226 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench press: 19 reps
Vertical jump: 36.5 inches
Broad jump: 120 inches
3-cone drill: N/A
20-yard shuffle: N/A
The 1 Need Each NFL Team Must Address in the Draft, Not Free Agency
The NFL draft is about more than just selecting players to fill positional needs.
Teams can use it to manipulate the salary cap by getting value through set rookie wages. It can give squads a chance to target position groups they cannot in free agency or to build a surplus of talent at a position to prepare for expiring contracts. No two teams’ needs are perfectly comparable, nor are the ways in which they can approach them.
For instance, one team may prioritize drafting cornerbacks because it needs new talent on the field right away. With a weak free-agent cornerback market, that need is further stressed because there is no other avenue for this team to solve the issue.
On the other hand, another team may need to address cornerback in preparation for the future. It may be that it doesn’t need a rookie cornerback to start right away and instead prefers to build depth and groom future starters for whenever the current starters leave in free agency. Depending on the state of the rest of the roster, different teams can get away with different drafting priorities.
Here is one need each team must address in April’s draft in Nashville, Tennessee, and how the squads can get the most value out of their picks.
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2019 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions and Top Prospects’ Stock Watch
While the focus of attention as it pertains to the NFL is on free agency, draft stock movements continue to happen in the background.
Those free-agency moves continue to shuffle what the draft-day projections look like, as always. But things like pro days quietly continue to shift around actual prospect stock, too. In the aftermath of the combine, the unraveling of additional big board adjustments and pro days generally lead to the last great shift on the stock market.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise to hear that in this class, pass-rushers continue to rise up the board while the quarterback isn’t impressing too much. This has been the initial projection for some time and doesn’t figure to change now.
Below, let’s update the mock projections based on recent happenings and outline some of the notable stock movement since the combine.
2019 NFL Mock Draft
- Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
- San Francisco 49ers: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
- New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
- Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
- New York Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
- Jacksonville Jaguars: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
- Detroit Lions: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
- Buffalo Bills: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
- Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
- Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU
- Green Bay Packers: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
- Miami Dolphins: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
- Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
- Washington Redskins: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
- Carolina Panthers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
- New York Giants (via Cleveland Browns): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
- Minnesota Vikings: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
- Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
- Seattle Seahawks: Taylor Rapp, SS, Washington
- Baltimore Ravens: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
- Houston Texans: Garrett Bradbury, OL, NC State
- Oakland Raiders (via Chicago Bears): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
- Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
- Indianapolis Colts: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
- Oakland Raiders (via Dallas Cowboys): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
- Los Angeles Chargers: Cody Ford, G, Oklahoma
- Kansas City Chiefs: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
- Green Bay Packers (via New Orleans Saints): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
- Los Angeles Rams: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
- New England Patriots: Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
Source: Bleacher Report
NFL Draft 2019: Eagles meet with Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown on official visit
The Philadelphia Eagles have 30 official visits to use on potential draft picks, and on Thursday according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94.1 WIP, they used the visit on a former All-Sec wide receiver.
Brown, 6-foot, 225 pounds, is one of the top receivers in the draft class, and a player Mel Kiper has projected could fall to the Eagles at No. 25 in the first round. Last season at Ole Miss, Brown racked up 85 catches for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns.