What Brown (Twins) Can Do For You

April 19th, 2023

Chase and Sydney Brown of Illinois.

Joe confesses to being much more intrigued by the Bella Twins or the Cavinder Twins. Alas, they will never get a shot to play for the Bucs.

The Brown Twins? That’s a different story.

Chase and Sydney Brown from Illinois, a running back and safety respectively, could be Day 2 draft picks, and they are scheduled at One Buc Palace sometime today as part of the Bucs’ official 30 predraft visits.

Joe wonders, since they are twins, is there is some NFL loophole allowing them to count as one visit?

Chase Brown is interesting to Joe. Yeah, the Bucs need more speed on offense and he did run a 4.43 40 yard dash. Brown is a physical runner with some wiggle and nice acceleration when he sees daylight. He was fourth in the nation in rushing last season.

Chase Brown also has a ton of mileage on those wheels as a five-year college player. Brown averaged 27 carries a game last year running in a zone-run scheme, which is what Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales is looking to install.

Joe would not be opposed to him wearing pewter and red.

Sydney Brown, a safety who led the Big Ten with six picks (second in the nation) last year, is a hair slower than his twin (4.47 40). Per Dane Brugler of The Athletic, Brown seems to get exposed by receivers but is solid covering tight ends. He is also, per Brugler, an undisciplined tackler.

Those two remarks from Brugler are a no-go for Joe with Sydney Brown. Still, with the Bucs needing to increase their takeaways, Joe suspects having a safety with a nose for picks may outweigh sloppy tackling.

11 Responses to “What Brown (Twins) Can Do For You”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    If Jason wants the RB on day 3 great. We have enough poor tackling and obviously have a coach who doesnโ€™t know how to teach it. No to the safety.

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Just a heads up to those making highlight films… if someone is just running straight through a huge hole, untouched, even if they get a bunch of yards, that doesn’t actually mean it’s worth putting into a highlight reel.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching that highlight film, Chase Brown reminds me of a budget Doug Martin. Hard to tell from just watching a couple of minutes of highlights, but he doesn’t leap off the screen to me as a guy that would have success at the NFL level, but I certainly wouldn’t discount it based on my very limited knowledge. The other thing is how small he looks. He is short, but it says he checks in over 200lbs, so he should have enough size to play, although if he tries to be a power runner or a contact runner in the NFL, he isn’t going to last long. Warrick Dunn showed how you do it as a small guy, you roll yourself into a ball before every hit, and if you do that, you’ll play a very long time.

  4. Rand Says:

    When I coached little league we would draft kids after try-outs. Once we had a pair of twins who’s parents requested they be drafted on the same team to make it convenient for the working parents. First, we said if as a coach you draft one child the second child would be your next draft pick. In other words back to back picks. But that wasn’t fair to other players and teams so then we changed our rule that if you chose one twin early the other twin would count as your last pick. That being said wouldn’t it be nice if we could draft Chase with an early to midround pick and automatically get Sydney as our final pick of the draft? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. garro Says:

    Chase sounds intriguing but running back early would be foolish IMO.

    A Safety who can’t tackle?
    We already have way to many on our defense who apparently have forgotten how to wrap up or simply never learned, or as I believe are afraid of contact.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    When I see these two, they bring to mind the dynamic duo of Ronde and Tiki Barber. Like a young Tiki, Chase needs to focus on improving his ball security if he aspires to achieve success on the field.

  8. gotbbucs Says:

    I would have no problem with drafting either one.

  9. Dooley Says:

    Pass on the twins, get me Quan Martin to compete for Nickel CB.

  10. Andrew Fish Says:

    he doesnt seem to excel at any one thing. I not seeing a better highlight video then Vaughn or White.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    No way can you risk the tradeoff of consistently sloppy tackling for a possible interception here or there.