Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Malcom Brown


The Buffalo Bills have some options when it comes to this years draft.  They are in a position to act and plan rather than react and try to catch up and fill holes.  

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The Buffalo Bills are able to plan ahead for the defensive side of the ball and this puts them in a great position to continue to build and develop this side of the ball.  With Kyle Williams getting up their in age and Marcell Dareus possibly being suspended, a defensive tackle could be in the works for the Buffalo Bills come draft day in the first or second rounds.

Malcom Brown is high on the list for defensive tackles.  He is coming up with a draft grade of 6.26 which classifies him as an instant starter.  Out of Texas, he is the first defensive tackle since the 1984 year and Tony Degrate to lead the team in tackles for loss and sacks.  He started every game in 2013 and 2014 and is being allowed to declare as an underclassman for the draft.

Some strengths and weaknesses for Malcom Brown are…

"Showed great improvement during 2014 season and is considered a “riser” on draft boards by league scouts. Good bend in his hips to play low off the snap. Athletic big man who improved his quickness this year. Began to impose his will more frequently late in the season. Excels once he reaches a lineman’s edge. Flashes power and control in his hands. Discards blockers when ready as a read-and-react defender and uses a punch to keep himself clean and scrape down the line after ball carriers. Eyes stay glued on ball carrier no matter what battle is in front of him.Despite size and frame, not consistently physical at the point of attack. Has average power in his lower body and struggles to hold his ground against double teams. Looking for secondary motor as rusher. Effort level stalls when his pass rush stalls.– NFL.com"

Malcom Brown is being compared to the Denver Broncos defensive tackle SYlvester Williams who has played in 16 games over 2 years and come away with 32 tackles so far.

The bottom line on Malcom Brown is

"Penetrating big man who took a huge step forward as an NFL prospect in 2014. Brown has hand quickness and uses hands like an NFL starter. His instincts and feel off the snap help him to get into the backfield quickly. Some personnel men believe Brown can play multiple spots along the line in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, which could put him in play for a high number of teams.– NFL.com"

If Malcom Brown is available come the second round, which he is being projected to come out of the late first, the Buffalo Bills should take the time to consider him.  He is a guy that will be able to step in and start immediately, and that could be good if Dareus is gone in the beginning of the year.  Brown can step right into the rotation with Stefan Charles and Kyle Williams and the Buffalo Bills defensive line might not miss too big of a step.  Plus then you have him for the future when Kyle Williams decides to hang it up.

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