Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/85/8979285/html/wp-includes/post-thumbnail-template.php:1) in /home/content/85/8979285/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 62
Potential Draft Picks: Charles Brown, OT, USC | The DC Times

The DC Times

A New Way to Look at the Cowboys, NFL, and Fantasy Football


Potential Draft Picks: Charles Brown, OT, USC

Subscribe to The DC Times
Never miss a post again!

USC tackle Charles Brown has excellent quickness and could be Flozell's successor.

The Cowboys desperately need help at offensive tackle. Flozell Adams is still effective in run blocking, but his pass protection took a sharp turn downhill in 2009. According to our film study, Adams yielded nine sacks on the year and got Romo hit the same number of times.

Marc Colombo was solid before his injury at Green Bay, but struggled mightily once returning in the playoffs. He should be able to return to form in 2010, but there are no guarantees.

Many praised backup tackle Doug Free for his performance at right tackle after Colombo went down, but a lot of this praise, in our opinion, was due to low expectations. Free was expected to be a huge downgrade, and when he came in and played average, people tended to overreact. There is still a fairly large gap in talent between he and Colombo.

The Cowboys still have yet to find out what they have in last year’s third-round selection Robert Brewster. He is an X-factor, but nothing to count on.

Thus, acquiring a capable OT is a huge concern, so much so that we listed the position as our #2 draft need for Dallas. One option is USC’s Charles Brown, who we are higher on than most. No word yet on if Snoopy will become the Cowboys’ official mascot with the selection of Brown.

Scouting Report

Brown is a highly athletic tackle with great quickness. As such, he is excellent at pulling, a task USC asked of him frequently. A lot of his speed, though, comes from the fact that he is very undersized in terms of weight (6’5”, 295 pounds). It remains to be seen whether he can maintain his agility after bulking up. Dallas typically favors larger linemen, but that may change after their pass protection struggles against Minnesota.

Brown is very polished. Many Dallas fans will be glad to hear that he was seldom penalized at USC. His strength could be an issue. Dallas could utilize his positives by running power to the right and counters and other misdirection plays to the left, thus allowing Brown to implement his quickness and hide his strength deficiency.


Brown should go right around the Cowboys’ #27 selection. He would be neither great value nor a reach, but may be the selection if Dallas sees him alongside fellow tackles Russel Okung, Bruce Campbell, Bryan Bulaga, and Anthony Davis in the top tier.


Be Sociable, Share!

18 Responses to Potential Draft Picks: Charles Brown, OT, USC

  1. Pingback: 2010 Cowboys-Only Mock Draft « DallasCowboysTimes

  2. Pingback: Top Ten Players to Watch at This Week’s NFL Combine « DallasCowboysTimes

  3. john coleman says:

    I like the skill set with this guy. Size should not be question either. Most guys he will be blocking will be his size or smaller.

  4. Pingback: Potential Cowboys Draft Picks: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma « DallasCowboysTimes

  5. Pingback: Top 75 NFL Draft Prospects « DallasCowboysTimes

  6. Pingback: 2010 Cowboys-Only Mock Draft: Version 2.0 « DallasCowboysTimes

  7. Pingback: NFL Combine: A Look Back « DallasCowboysTimes

  8. Pingback: 2010 Cowboys-Only Mock Draft: Version 3.0, Post-Combine « DallasCowboysTimes

  9. Pingback: 2010 NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0 « DallasCowboysTimes

  10. Pingback: 2010 NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0 - NFL Super Bowl Live Online

  11. Pingback: Top 90 2010 NFL Draft Prospects: Post-Combine « DallasCowboysTimes

  12. Pingback: March Madness: Dallas Cowboys Draft Pick Style « DallasCowboysTimes

  13. Pingback: March Madness: Dallas Cowboys Draft Pick Style (Sweet 16) - NFL Super Bowl Live Online

  14. Pingback: American Football NFL » NFL Mock Draft 2010: The Sweet 16 Players the Dallas Cowboys Should Consider

  15. Pingback: Dallas Cowboys 2010 Draft: The Worst Case Scenario « DallasCowboysTimes

  16. Pingback: Flozell Adams and Ken Hamlin Out of Big D: The Ramifications - NFL Super Bowl Live Online

  17. Pingback: American Football NFL » Flozell Adams, Ken Hamlin Cut: The Consequences For the Dallas Cowboys

  18. Pingback: Cowboys Trading Up in the 2010 Draft Revisted | Dallas Cowboys Times

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *