First and foremost, his name is Titus. TITUS! Like some great Roman general marching forth to dominate and conquer. If drafted by Indy, a note over his locker could read: "I came. I saw. I sacked his ass." But despite the titanic name, Titus Brown is not titanic in stature. He stands 6'2 and weighs anywhere from 238-245 pounds. This puts him smack dab in the Robert Mathis mold, and if Titus becomes as good as Mathis, he can afford to party with Stampede Blue readers in Broadripple. I repeat once again that height and weight are two of the most over-rated "stats" when judging a prospect. Former Titans GM Floyd Reese, the man responsible for placing the Titans in cap hell for many years, had this to say about Bill Polian a few weeks ago:
Again, height is OVER-RATED.
Because of this, a guy like Titus Brown could have a chance to catch on with a team like Indy as a pass rushing DE and a special teams player rather than as an outside LBer in a 3-4 scheme. Titus struggled playing outside LBer in the Senior Bowl, and had some issues playing down on the line. His strengths are his work ethic, motor, and impressive pass rushing skills:
It's interesting that Brown will likely fall into the 5th or 6th round of the draft, because he seems to have all the intangibles and experience NFL teams look for in a prospect. He might have some off-the-field issues stemming from a bar fight in 2005, but what is not in doubt is his work ethic and commitment to getting better. What really seems to drop his draft stock is his height and weight, which is funny because (once again) height and weight are over-rated.
Even if the Colts take a player like Laws or Howard in the earlier rounds, if Titus Brown is there in the 5th or 6th round, the Colts will likely pick him. He's got Cover 2 pass rusher written all over him, and his speed and burst could add a lot to the special teams as well.