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WR DeAndre Brown: Why is he unemployed?

So I was just playing Madden 12 today, I come across this player named DeAndre Brown, a wide receiver out of Southern Mississippi. Next I take a look at some of his intangibles, he stands 6'5", around 240lbs but just a 85 speed for a wideout and that usually don't cut it.

I am intrigued by his size though, for a WR (former TE) 6'5" 240lbs is chartering into Megatron territory. I read on his wikipedia page that he was a three year starter at the Division I Southern Mississippi. In Brown's freshman year he had 67 catches for over 1000 yards, sophomore year he had 47 catches for 785, 9 touchdowns, final year in college as a junior he had caught 20 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Decided to forgo his senior year to enter the 2011 NFL Draft where he went undrafted, and later signed to the Philadelphia Eagles, only to be waived a few weeks after.

Now it's time for the wow factor in this write up, take a look at Brown's intangibles for pre-draft in 2011, keep in mind this is a 6'5" 240lb man.
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Now I pose the question, why does this 23 year old not have a job in any league let alone in the NFL? Well there is one main idea that you could take into mind, Brown fractured his tibia back in late 2008, it was a gruesome injury caught on video. He also struggled in 2010 with injuries, a leg strain, hamstring pull, and another lower leg injury. These injuries could no doubt slow him down, but, in the NFL, if you are 6'5" 240lbs, you don't exactly HAVE to have 4.4 speed to make an impact (can't say the same thing about Madden 12), so why have we not seen anyone give this guy a chance on their roster or even practice squad. Even if he does have some durability issues, you don't find that size and speed combo to often on a WR


Here's a little clip of some highlights he had in college playing for Southern Miss.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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