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With the 183rd overall selection, the New York Giants selected Penn State outside line backer Cam Brown.
Big and fast – that’s Cam Brown. He is 6-4 233 pounds, and he ran a 4.72 40 yard dash. In 2018, he led the Nittany Lions with three forced fumbles, 63 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and two sacks. In 2019, he finished with 72 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and two sacks. He was voted third-team All-Big Ten. As a true freshman, he racked up 33 tackles and 1.5 for loss. Brown had another stand out year in his sophomore season as a second string and racked up 31 tackles and 1.5 for loss. In his four years with Penn State, he totaled 198 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles.
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What the Analysts Say
Long-limbed 4-3 linebacker with moldable play traits and an attacking play demeanor. Needs to add muscle and learn to play under control. Brown has the speed and length to put himself into position to make plays but he overshoots open field tackle opportunities. He is average in zone coverage, but has intriguing rush/blitz potential that might be tantalizing. He might climb the ladder from a backup to something more if he can play stronger and with more discipline. – Lance Zierlein NFL Network
Cam Brown has the opportunity to be an important piece of this Giants defense. He will be running the same Base 3-4 scheme that he was running in Happy Valley. Kyler Fackrell is the starting outside linebacker for the Giants now, but Brown will definitely be able to compete for the starting job. The Giants now have plenty of depth at the linebacker position, and should be able to move Brown around on the second line of the defense.