Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame: 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report


Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown is a big-bodied receiver prospect who flashes the ability to be a major playmaker.

Equanimeous St. Brown jumps off the screen because of his size and explosiveness. He has produced a lot of big plays in his college career. His overall game is a combination of a deep threat with the ability to work over the middle.

In fact, he does most of his damage running deep ins and crossing patterns. St. Brown has also flashed the ability to make plays down the field. He features good speed and explosiveness for his size which allows him to create some separation.

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St. Brown features strong hands which helps him pluck the ball away from his frame. He can also make some acrobatic catches due to his body control.

Despite his length, St. Brown doesn’t consistently win in contested situations. He’s not someone who looks to high point the football or out leap the defender. Some of this could be due to the way he is used at Notre Dame, but there have been opportunities for him to attack the ball.

Someone with his size who doesn’t high point the ball has less value. His speed helps, but St. Brown isn’t a true burner and needs to learn how to use his length more effectively.

He also must develop a better overall feel for his route running. Too often, he initiates contact with the defender while running his routes. This disrupts the timing of the throw and makes life harder on the quarterback.

For his size, he doesn’t consistently contribute as a run blocker. His lack of physicality is likely a source of frustration for the coaching staff.

Overall, St. Brown has the raw physical tools to be a difference maker at the next level. He needs to refine some parts of his game and become more aggressive. The sky is the limit but he will need to put in the work to reach those heights.