The Washington Football Team chosen North Carolina receiver Dyami Brown in the third spherical of the NFL Draft on Friday night time.
The 6-foot, 189-pound Charlotte native is the Tar Heels’ third decide in the draft after working again Javonte Williams went to Denver in the second spherical whereas linebacker Chazz Surratt went to Minnesota in the third spherical.
Brown was arguably the greatest deep risk in the ACC final season and considered one of the greatest in the nation. He was named third staff All-America by the Associated Press after main the ACC with 1,099 receiving yards. He was additionally first staff All-ACC, and UNC coach Mack Brown believed his numbers would have been greater.
“The thing that gave people fits is if they tried to double cover Dazz (Newsome) in the slot, then then you got Dyami one-on-one,” Mack Brown stated earlier than UNC’s professional day final month. “And nobody really covered him all year one-on-one.”
Dyami Brown turned the first participant in UNC historical past to file two 1,000-yard seasons and he did so whereas main the staff with 55 catches final season. He averaged 20.0 yards per catch, which additionally led the league amongst these with greater than 50 receptions. During the draft course of, Brown stated he targeting letting scouts know he has extra to his recreation than simply working deep routes.
There have been two professional receivers in specific that Brown stated he studied whereas getting ready for the draft: Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams and the Dallas Cowboys’ Amari Cooper.
“I watched Davante Adams and (studied his) releases, I pretty much got that from him,” Brown stated earlier than his professional day final month. “And then Amari Cooper, I feel like we have the same build and run, so his route running is a great aspect for that.”
Brown might be paving the way for his brother, Khafre, to in the future be part of him in the league. Khafre Brown is a rising sophomore for the Heels who caught 15 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns final season. Mack Brown believes he was the quickest participant on the staff, to the chagrin of his older brother.