WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Charlotte, NC (West Mecklenburg)
247 RATING: .9272
POSITION RANK: 19
Receiving: 68 catches, 1,207 yards (17.8 ypc), 13 touchdowns
Receiving: 51 catches, 1,034 yards (20.3 ypc), 12 touchdowns
Dyami Brown Breakdown
Dyami Brown made headlines the minute he committed to North Carolina. With Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan trying to win him over, Brown decided the Tar Heels were the better option for him, and he got a chance to showcase his dynamic abilities last year.
Committing to a team like North Carolina over the blue bloods of college football is a big risk. It also means betting on yourself, and Brown took that opportunity and ran with it. Literally. Defensive backs know they’re in for a long day when they face Brown. He’s so fast that he eats up any cushion a defender might have, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Once you get the ball in Brown’s hands, good luck taking him down. He’s dynamic with the ball, and doesn’t go down easily once he catches a pass. Throw his great route running, and it requires a complete effort from any defensive back to keep Brown in check.
When he’s in traffic, he’s not afraid to catch a ball and take a hit immediately after, and that opens up the field for his quarterback. Sam Howell knows he can give Brown a chance and that he’ll go get the pass. The one thing that the coaching staff would like him to work on is his concentration. While drops aren’t a huge issue, his lack of focus on catching the football at times took points off the board. Sometimes he gets so excited that he’s open that the ball slips through his hands. Great wide receivers don’t drop passes, so that’s something he can work on to get better.
North Carolina’s offense has a number of playmakers at the skill positions, which puts their opponent in a tough position. That also means there are less touches to go around for everyone. Brown has the highest ceiling of those playmakers, but his stats might not reflect that. Which just goes to show you how good this offense can be. Howell knows he can rely on his deep threat, and Brown should explode again in 2020.