Noah Brown came from Ohio State University, a school known to be one of the hot beds for NFL teams to hunt talent. One would think that a renewable player like Noah Brown would make a little fuss. This was certainly not the case for Brown. In fact, when he was recruited 239The tenth Overall in the seventh round of 2017 NFL DraftIt was considered an afterthought. Being drafted of late, who can blame anyone for coming to this conclusion.
There were obvious reasons as to why Brown recruited as such was a serious leg injury that required two surgeries, and a lack of in-game activity during his time in Columbus. Although his time with the Buckeyes didn’t go as planned, he made the most of the opportunities that came to him.
Check out this great catch.
As you can see from this the highlight of the 2016 season, the ability is there. In that game alone against Oklahoma, he fell into four touchdowns in five receptions. By the end of the season, he ended up with seven touchdowns with 32 catches for 402 yards. In total during his career at Ohio State, he hit 33 balls for 411 yards and seven touchdowns.
Although he never filled out the stats sheet in college, his best work is done in blocking.
It shocked a lot that Brown put his name on in 2017 NFL Project. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks a player should do, it’s ultimately up to them to make their decision and for Noah Brown, that seems to have been the right call on his part.
As a seventh-round pick, there’s an uphill battle to make up the roster. However, he found his role as a stand-up and special team which gave him the opportunity to stay with Dallas. At the time during his rookie season, even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commented that he would make up the team. If the player gets the nod of Jerry Jones in Dallas, his chances of making the team and being in the long-term plans will be fairly safe.
Brown’s role continued to get more defined. Not so much by his receiving skills, but by being one of his blockers. At one point during the junior season in 2017, Brown was ranked the best wide receiver in all of football according to Pro Football Focus.
As Brown’s career has progressed, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has come up with a good way to bring out the number 85 in attack, and that’s primarily in the block game. Moore likes to put Brown all over the field to give the Cowboys an edge, whether he’s running indoors or running outside.
Noah Brown stands at 6’2 inches and weighs 225 lbs. By broad NFL receiver standards, he is one of the largest center players in the league with an average width of six feet and a weight of 200 pounds. By comparison, the average NFL tight end is about 6’4 inches tall and weighs about 255 pounds. To say Brown is a tweener is not at all far-fetched. He’s practically in the middle when it comes to height and weight when comparing both modes. Due to his unique frame and skill set, many would consider him a “joker” or “moving with a tight end” type of player.
Brown’s stats as in college wouldn’t jump off the page, but his role is very specific. And very important. Many would think letting him go is a possibility before the 2022 season, but that would be a mistake. Having a player like Noah Brown, who is arguably the best blocker between the wide receivers and narrow ends currently on the roster, is one Dallas shouldn’t even consider switching from. He will also catch a few balls from time to time when you least expect it for the first time. Although he hasn’t touched a touchdown in his career so far, don’t be surprised when all of these changes take place next season. He is also a core member of the special teams.
Brown is truly the Swiss Army knife of cowboy crime and for a yearly salary of just over a million dollars, that’s exactly the deal. A deal the Cowboys will keep for at least another season.