Name: Jarid Brown
School: Graduate transfer from Ohio University to Western Illinois University
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
You know every receiver’s goal should be to have that 1000+ yard season, but unfortunately we all can’t, so mine were to help my team in anyway possible, whether that was 1st team reps, scout team, or special teams. Also, to really make the most out of the opportunities I was given. In terms of if the ball was thrown my way, I’d have to make a play or if I had to block, I’d have to make the block, I couldn’t miss it because you never knew when you would get another opportunity so you always have to be prepared. Lastly, to win a conference and National Championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Very competitive, agile, and swift.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
First and foremost, this off-season I will be training at Haden Sports and Performance back in my home town of Maryland to get ready for the different opportunities present ahead of me, but as far as focus based training on speed and becoming more explosive with a lot of different other things we will hit as well.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I’m studying film, I obviously look for the best players because you have to always know where they are at on the field. However, I play receiver, therefore I study mostly the secondary. I really study the secondary’s tendencies. I could be facing a guy who really likes to play heavy inside leverage or a guy who likes to quick jam, or a backer who really doesn’t like to reroute in the slot, so I can easily get a free release. So things of that nature.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I believe my speed, route running, and play making abilities, as well as versatility. I can play the F, Z and X position and in 10 personnel, I can be the Y. Also, I can run every route. I’m not just a guy who you send on posts or only deep balls, I can run the roll routes, run the under routes, and run the corner routes from the slot.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Number one, leadership, leadership goes beyond age. I know I will bring that to any team when they pick me up.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch to any pro team would be that I’m their guy! You can depend on me on the field as well as off the field, instead of going out, I’ll be on my normatec taking care of my body, studying film, and doing things to become a better man.