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Road to the Draft: Zach Brown

Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
6-foot-1, 244 pounds
Draft projection: 25th to 50th pick

Lowdown: Brown is the fastest linebacker in the draft. He ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.50 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine then improved it to 4.47 seconds at the UNC pro day workout. In 2009, he set a UNC indoor-track school-record with a 60-yard dash time of 6.72 seconds. He’s ideal for a 4-3 scheme. He dropped into coverage a lot for the Tar Heels. He’s also still raw. He didn’t become a full-time starter until his senior year because North Carolina had so much talent at linebacker. He started six games as a sophomore and five as a junior. As a senior in 2011, he led the team with 105 tackles and had 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. If he’s still on the board when the Bills pick at No. 41 he will have to be a consideration.

---Mark Gaughan


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