Some of the great football players in this years draft are coming from the University of Arkansas. Don’t let the hype from wide receiver Treylon Burks overshadow some other great prospects (No disrespect to Treylon). Montaric Brown, 22, played all four collegiate years at the University of Arkansas. As a freshman in 2018, Brown only played in four games and made the most of his opportunities by recording eight tackles and one pass deflection.
As a Sophomore Brown played in nine games while recording 33 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, adding in three pass deflections, and one fumble recovery. He was quickly making his presence felt on the field. His Junior year almost reflected the same numbers all while playing in one less game, recording two total tackles for loss, and breaking up five passes. He created one forced fumble in 2020 and managed to put up those stats while only appearing in eight total games.
Now comes the incredible 2021 season for Brown and the Razorbacks football team. Sam Pittman’s second season as head coach flipped their 3-7 record from 2020 to a 9-4 record in 2021, and the defense absolutely shined the entire year. Montaric Brown was one of the key factors to that star studded defense in 2021. Brown appeared in all 13 games and recorded 54 total tackles, one tackle for loss, six pass deflections, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and a whopping five interceptions. After being invited to the 2022 NFL combine, and ran a 4.55, 40-yard dash, Montaric waits for the NFL draft which comes on April 28th, 2022.
Who will draft Montaric Brown?
Sources tell me that almost every NFL team spoke to Brown at the Combine, and a few teams in recent weeks have stayed in touch with him. Among those teams are the L.A. #Chargers, Buffalo #Bills, Indianapolis #Colts, Tampa Bay #Buccaneers, Denver #Broncos, and the Green Bay #Packers. These teams said that they “loved his film,” and was told that he would work great in zone and man schemes. The source said that Brown had “amazing ball skills,” and one NFL Draft analyst said that he had soft hands. Many teams might be sleeping on Montaric Brown, but you need to look at the competition he faced year after year in the SEC. Montaric matched up against many of the NFL’s best young receivers in Jerry Jeudy, Jaylen Waddle, Devonta Smith, Josh Palmer, Darius Slayton, and Kadarius Toney. Not to mention he’s faced off against receivers eligible in this years draft as well, such as Georgia’s George Pickens. The SEC holds the toughest football teams in the country, and it’s wise to not look over the players who compete year after year against the strongest team. Arkansas also has the #1 toughest schedule in the entire country almost every season.