The Washington Football Team drafted WR Dyami Brown in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. This move added depth to Washington’s receiving corps and another receiver for sophomores like Antonio Gandy-Golden to compete against for a roster spot.
Dyami Brown and the UNC Tar Heels made a lot of noise in the ACC this year. Climbing all the way to #13 in the nation, the 2020 Tar Heels had some big wins followed by big losses. Carolina went 8-4 in 2020. They had a few losses to unranked teams that crushed their ranking. Brown was a critical part of North Carolina’s success on offense and was a great third-round pickup by the Washington Football Team.
|6’1″||189 lbs||9 5/8″||32 3/4″|
As far as size is concerned, Brown is average compared to other NFL wideouts currently in the NFL. He’s a little thin, weighing 189 lbs, but is a good height (6’1″) to jump up and compete for 50/50 balls. According to NFL.com, Brown has a “long body with a long reach.” Brown will not play many snaps this year, however, he could become a WR2 for the Washington Football Team after a few years.
A true deep ball threat, Brown burns defenders with his speed and stutter-step ability, which helped him average 20 yards per reception during his last year in Carolina blue threads. Difficult to tackle, Brown fends off defensive backs with a perfectly timed use of the stiff arm.
Brown also has a knack for being able to stay on his feet when being tackled, fighting for a gain of a few extra yards. He effectively uses his forward momentum, always be falling forward to gain extra yardage. He tracks the ball well and has great awareness and body control when making a catch.
During the draft, NFL Network compared his style of play to that of Terry Mclaurin, so it will be interesting to see how his game improves as McLaurin’s understudy. I see brown as a slot receiver short-term, getting snaps here and there as he improves his game.
Dyami Brown’s shortfalls are mostly related to route-running. NFL.com notes labored footwork, as well as “[He] doesn’t allow some routes to fully mature and manipulate coverage.” Hopefully, these are easy fixes that Rivera & Co. can work with him to adjust. Another big weakness for Dyami Brown is his high drop rate. If he can improve here and enhance his route running, he can be a deep-threat WR2 in the NFL.
Overall, Dyami Brown was a great addition to the already deep Washington receiving corps. In the video below, it’s clear that the Washington Football Team is already working with him on route running in Mini-Camp. You see him running routes and catching passes. Once he perfects his route running and decreases his drop rate, Dyami Brown will be a household name in the DMV.