Amon-Ra St. Brown Draft Profile
Amon-Ra St. Brown is an absolute specimen. He’s one of the most physical receivers in this years draft and he is apart of the infamous St. Brown family. Standing at 6’1 200 lbs., St. Brown was one of the most dominant receivers in the PAC-12 last year and as a sophomore in 2019, he formed an awesome duo with Michael Pittman Jr. When it comes to draft projections, I expect St. Brown to be drafted in the middle of day two as either a late second round or early third round pick.
Amon-Ra St. Brown’s biggest strength is his strength. He is extremely physical and an absolute beast in the red zone. Against Washington State, there was no mystery who the alpha was on that field. St. Brown put up four touchdowns despite having just seven total receptions. Standing at 6’1, St. Brown can play on both the outside and as a big slot receiver. Outside of his physicality, he also has a large catch radius and is great at making contested catches. He is very consistent in almost all areas of his game. He is a good route runner, strong after the catch, and he is just a well rounded receiver. The most underrated part of his game is that he can get dirty in the run game. His strength shows when blocking down field which is why I have no question that he’ll find a way to get onto the field. St. Brown is one of those guys that will make me regret giving him a low ranking.
While St. Brown is capable of making these crazy catches with a defender all over him, he drops the easy ones. There are a few factors that cause this: a lack of concentration, turning his head before securing the catch, and just bad coaching. Once St. Brown becomes friendly with his local jugs machine, I expect him to be one of the best receivers to check down to in the NFL. I also have concerns regarding his speed, but to be a number one receiver you don’t need to have burner speed.
It’s hard to find a comparison for Amon-Ra St. Brown, a few players came to mind: DJ Moore, Corey Davis, and N’Keal Harry. However, the player that got the final comparison is former Chiefs legend, Dwayne Bowe. St. Brown is going to be a hack in the red zone and can be a 10+ touchdown guy per season. Both the Eagles and the Texans are dying for a consistent red zone threat while the Chiefs need to add another receiver with the eventual departure of Sammy Watkins.
Route Running 7.5/10
Yards After Catch 8/10
Contested Grabs 7.75/8
Releases/ Top of Route 5.5/8
Catch Radius 6.75/8
Final Rating: 78
Pro Comparison: Dwayne Bowe
Team Fits: Ravens, Eagles, Chiefs, Texans
Draft Ranking: Early Third Round Pick
Draft Projection: Late Second Round - Early Third Round