2nd in a series highlighting potential selections from the University of Louisville in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Preston Brown is a big, physical Middle Linebacker that has enough to get to the sideline. Preston is a sure tackler, and is dedicated to playing his position. Brown can shed blocks to make plays and is an NFL ready run stopper. Louisville did not drop its MLB far from the line of scrimmage and thus Preston’s coverage ability will be the biggest question mark for NFL teams. When given the opportunity to drop into pass coverage, Preston has done well and played the entire 2011 season at Strong Side Linebacker for the Cards.
Preston Brown was the leader of the #1 Total Defense in the Nation last year. The Cards played in multiple sets during 2013 (4-3, 3-4, Nickel, 3-3-5) and Brown’s tape shows how adaptable his game is to different schemes. Any NFL team with a need at Inside Linebacker would be lucky to have Preston.