2015 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Top 5 Defensive Tackle Prospects

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Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

3. Malcolm Brown – Texas

Height: 6-foot-5  /  Weight: 305 / Projected 40 Time 5.30 / Project Round 1-3

Malcolm Brown has great speed and block-shedding ability. He showcased his talents against both UCLA and BYU overwhelming lineman in both matchups.

Via Barry Every of rivals.com:

"Needs Improvement: “Needs to work on running sharper routes and catching the ball away from his body in order to become the complete back. He could also improve his overall speed just a tad.” Most Impressive: “Brown may be the best downhill runner in the country. He definitely runs behind his pads and explodes after contact. He also has good balance and will not come down with a simple arm tackle. He is most dangerous in the red zone.”"

In 2013 Brown 58 tackles, nine sacks for a loss, one sack and five batted passes. His best games of the season were against TCU, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State.

In 2014 the Texas Longhorn has 63 tackles, six and a half sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, and one batted pass.

Brown was rated the second-best defensive tackles coming out of high school by ESPN. His athletic skill set along with his power and speed will likely prove to wear out a majority of offensive lineman in the NFL.

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