2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Corey Brown, WR, Ohio State Buckeyes


Sept 1, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Brown catches a pass before the game against the Miami Redhawks at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 187 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Just one year after catching only 11 passes as a sophomore, Corey “Philly” Brown has emerged as the go-to receiver in the Ohio State offense. As a junior, he led the team with 60 receptions, which was 30 more catches than the next best player on the team (Devin Smith, 30). He caught a career-high three touchdown passes as a junior, but Brown wasn’t done there. This dynamic playmaker also contributed out of the backfield, carrying the ball 11 times and rushing for a touchdown. He also had two punt return touchdowns on the year, and gives the team a ton of versatility.

Was a 2nd team All-Big Ten selection last year as a junior by the coaches, and an honorable mention All-Conference selection by the media. This is a guy with really good speed who can score from anywhere on the field. It will be very interesting to see where he winds up going in the draft, and I think if he runs well, he could go as high as the third round.

Career Highlights (via Ohio State athletics site)

Ohio State Overview: Corey Brown the receiver, from Upper Darby, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, likes to be called by his name “Corey,” but most everyone refers to him as “Philly” to distinguish him from the other Corey Brown on the team: Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown the defensive back from Monroeville, Pa. … anyway, this Corey Brown won the Paul Warfield Award as the team’s outstanding receiver in 2011 after tying for the team lead with 14 receptions for 205 yards and one touchdown … he had games of three receptions for 61 yards vs. Nebraska, a career-high four (for-34 yards) vs. Wisconsin and he capped the season with two catches for a career-high 76 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception, vs. Michigan … he started nine times in 2011, missing four other games with an ankle issue … a veteran of 22 games and 10 starts, Corey tops all wide receivers on the team with 22 career receptions for 310 yards and two scores … he scored a TD on a 15-yard reception in 2010 vs. Purdue … he was the recipient of the team’s Outstanding First-Year Offensive Player award in 2010.


Video Highlights (via YouTube)