Equanimeous St. Brown. Far and away the coolest name in the draft, but he has a lot more to offer the Green Bay Packers. St. Brown was projected as a second to third round pick and slid to Green Bay in the sixth round. Though two fellow receivers with cool names, J’Mon Moore and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, were taken by the Packers in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively, they deemed St. Brown as worth the selection as the best available.
Equanimeous St. Brown is bigger, faster, and stronger than most of his counterparts on the defensive end. Coming in at 6’5″, 215 pounds, running a 4.48 40 time, and bench pressing 20 reps, St. Brown is a physical specimen. With this combination of size and speed, St. Brown is a threat in all areas of the field. He will foreseeably possess the ability to work his way into the middle as well as burn a corner on a deep ball. St. Brown’s sheer size provides the potential for him to take control of 50/50 balls which creates a major threat for the fade route in the end zone that the Packers like to throw.
If St. Brown is gigantic, speedy, and strong, how did he fall to the 6th round? The biggest knock against him is competitiveness as his numbers plummeted from his sophomore to his junior year. In his junior year, St. Brown had about half of the receptions, yards, and touchdowns he had in his sophomore campaign. With a different quarterback at the helm after newly acquired Packer, DeShone Kizer was drafted, he seemed to have less of a sense of urgency. St. Brown also has a tendency to drop passes when in traffic as he lets balls travel to him instead of attacking them.
Fit on the Packers:
Equanimeous St. Brown could be a steal for the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round. There has been some shifting in the Packers’ receiver camp with long-time starter Jordy Nelson and special teams contributor Jeff Janis departing which could open up spots for St. Brown. With the ability to play in the slot or slide to the outside, St. Brown sets himself up for playing time. The Packers currently have a camp of nine receivers, of which, only Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, and Geronimo Allison have received regular playing time at the receiver position. Players like Trevor Davis, Michael Clark, DeAngelo Yancey, Jake Kumerow, and Colby Pearson have not recorded more than five catches in a season. The lack of experience at the position opens the door wide open for the sweet sound of, “Aaron Rodgers to Equanimeous St. Brown,” to flood the airwaves on Sundays.