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Oct 18, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcolm Brown (90) is defended by Iowa State Cyclones offensive tackle Jake Campos (67) during the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas beat Iowa State 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Malcolm Brown, DE-NT

College team: Texas

Size: 6’2″, 319 lbs

Speed: 40yd-5.05, 10yd-1.75

Measurements: Arms-32 and 1/2″, Hands-10″

Malcolm Brown has the versatility to play either NT or 3-4 DE. He was an All-American DT at Texas and started for his final two years there. He led the team with 6.5 sacks in 2014.

Brown already has a wife and two young children and may be highly motivated to provide for them. He can fit into a 4-3 defense as a DT as well.


Brown is quick to penetrate versus the run or the pass. He can take on multiple blocks and diagnose the play as he sheds those blocks. Brown is almost always in position and controls his gaps.

Brown has improved in each season at Texas and is expected to continue that into the NFL. His versatility will allow him to develop in any system. Brown also batted down six passes in three years at Texas.


Brown is not a polished pass rusher. His bulk may keep him from being anything more than a bull rusher. Brown would be more effective as a pass rusher inside than outside.

Brown would be a great rotational player on the Redskins defensive line

Brown needs to improve his strength as do most college linemen. He relies on body positioning and quickness to the gap to win against offensive linemen which is not enough in the NFL.

Redskins fit:

Brown would be a great rotational player on the Redskins defensive line. He would initially be plugged in at DE and also as a DT when they go to their four man line on passing downs. Brown’s penetrating ability will fit into new defensive coordinator, Joe Barry’s, one gap penetrating system.

The Redskins still need to add youth to their defensive line and give themselves options for 2016 and 2017. If Jason Hatcher or Terrance Knighton do not return next year, Brown could slide right into a starting spot. I see that more likely at DE but in a one gap system, Brown fits in at NT as well.

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