New York Jets UDFA Breakdown – CB, Kyron Brown

Andrew Fialkow with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA Kayvon Brown

Andrew Fialkow with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA Kyron Brown

Player Card

● Name: Kyron Brown
● School: Akron
● Position: CB
● Height: 6’ 1”
● Weight: 195 lbs
● Career Stats: 127 tackles, 6 INTS, 21 PBU, 1 FF

Pro Day Results

● 40 Yard Dash: 4.53 secs
● 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.47 seconds
● 3 Cone Drill: 7.34 seconds
● Vertical Jump: 39 inches
● Bench Press: 14
● Broad Jump: 10’01”

Strengths: Brown has good size, and above average measurables notably
with a 39 inch vertical jump. Over his last two seasons he had 3 INTS along
with 18 PBUs. In film he shows his ability to be a force in the screen game,
particularly on three separate occasions in the same game highlighted
here. He has good instincts, and good ball skills, evident with the large
amount of pass breakups. While usually in press and using his own technique, he has fluid hips and does a good job using them when running
downfield. Normally in press, he also was assigned with zone coverages,
demonstrating his ability to be put in different schemes and be successful.
Also noted while watching film he was assigned with not only wide
receivers but tight ends and running backs too. Spoke well in his pre draft
interviews, with a stand out quote of his being when asked why a team
should draft him.

They are going to get a hard working young man, somebody that wasn’t ever given anything and has had to work for everything. I’m used to working hard, I’m used to being the underdog, and I know I’m an underdog in this draft class

Weaknesses: Lacks speed for an outside cornerback (4.54, 40). Was beat
in off man coverage a lot during film. Playing in the MAC faced a lot lesser
competition than most corners chosen in the draft. Sometimes in film
seems that he was a step late to the action, for example running with the
receiver instead of seeing that it was a run play. Shows a lack of route
recognition in coverage at times. Was not aggressive enough on run plays,
especially when around the line of scrimmage. While in press does a poor
job getting hands on the receiver as he starts his route.

Final Thoughts: Brown is an intriguing prospect for the Jets, especially
given the lack of depth they have at the corner spot. A good sign for him is
that he is said to have been flashing at OTA’s so far. Another good sign is
that he played special teams in college and is a willing and able athlete on
them. He still faces an uphill battle to make the 53 man roster, and needs
to show his ability on special teams in order to be given the chance to show
his ability in coverage. If Brown works on his size, sharpens his technique,
and puts in effort on special teams he has a chance to not only make the practice squad but maybe contribute at corner.