Steelers Bring In Oklahoma WR Justin Brown For A Pre Draft Visit

Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King is headed to Pittsburgh for his pre draft visit, and according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports on Twitter, Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown was in for a pre draft visit on Monday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown, who did not receive an invite to the combine, measures in at 6031 and 207 pounds, ran a 4.60 40 yard dash at his pro day had a vertical jump of 30.5 inches, a 9\’09” broad jump, a 4.31 shuttle time and did 8 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.

In his one season at Oklahoma at transferring from Penn State, Brown registered 73 catches for 879 yards and 5 touchdowns. In his three seasons at Penn State, Brown caught 73 passes for 1,067 yards and three touchdowns.

Brown is a very athletic receiver for his size and possesses very strong hands. He was targeted 117 times last season and had a 61.5% catch rate. While a nicely put together receiver, Brown lacks great speed and is not a very polished route runner. In addition to being a pass catcher Brown also returned 22 punts last year for 299 yards and a touchdown.

ReceivingRushingScrimmage
YearSchoolClassPosRecYdsAvgTDAttYdsAvgTDPlaysYdsAvgTD
2009*Penn StateFRWR57815.6000057815.60
2010*Penn StateWR3345213.712-12-6.003544012.61
2011*Penn StateJRWR3551714.82100.003651714.42
2012*OklahomaSRWR7387912.050007387912.05
CareerOverall146192613.283-12-4.00149191412.88
Penn State73104714.333-12-4.0076103513.63
Oklahoma7387912.050007387912.05
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CFB: View Original Table
Generated 4/15/2013.

Steelers 2013 Pre-Draft Visitors:
Ohio St. OLB John Simon
Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones
Texas A&M RB Christine Michael
Florida State ILB Vince Williams
Southern Miss OLB Jamie Collins
Rutgers ILB Khaseem Greene
Clemson S Jonathan Meeks
Fresno State S Phillip Thomas
Penn State ILB Michael Mauti
Clemson OLB Malliciah Goodman
TCU WR Josh Boyce
UCLA RB Jonathan Franklin
Nevada S Duke Williams
Syracuse SS Shamarko Thomas
Utah State CB Will Davis
San Diego State OT Nic Embernete
Connecticut CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Tharold Simon CB LSU
Connecticut LB Sio Moore
William and Mary CB B.W. Webb
Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes
Tavarres King WR Georgia
Justin Brown WR Oklahoma

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    If u want to take a chance on a taller WR late check out Johnson from Grand Valley St. 6’2″ 210 and ran a 4.35.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Man I’ve never even heard of this guy before. Seems like he could be a good project guy

  • David Edward

    Absolutely, I with you on that one!

  • hergieburbur

    Hell, I am a PSU fan and even I forgot who he was. He has nice size though if nothing else.

  • hergieburbur

    Nice body type at least. Not familiar with him otherwise.

  • David Edward

    Nah, just pass on him

  • RMSteeler

    Seems like a wasted visit with this deep of a draft for most positions after Rd 1. Hopefully the Steelers are making visits to some. Don’t think they count if the team goes to them. May be keeping it quiet. Was wondering if invites from Regional Combines count against visit numbers? Don’t even think this guy made it to a Regional, did he?

  • Stephen Dale

    Brown is a productive player ; both as a receiver and a return specialist. He is also a quick study as he learned the Oklahoma playbook on short notice and had his most productive college season last fall. His size ( 6’3″ 210) is a plus and I think he will make an NFL squad.

  • Rick Hankey

    He quit on his Nitannay Lion teammates and most likely would do the same to his future professional team. Cowher used to say that “Adversity reveals character”, and it is safe to say he revealed his by abandoning his teammates for one extra game.

  • steeltown

    As expected theyre now bringing in more WR’s for visits, I was wondering when/if they would start… this kid looks like an undrafted player with some upside due to his size

  • Jazz

    The University covered up a Child Predator Scandal, the University was on probation, he left to go play for a school that would definitely get some prime time coverage, and he’s guilty? Hell No! Hmm! Your job is under scrutiny, better chance to work elsewhere and avoid all the press. I’m sure you would have stayed.