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OLB Jatavis Brown - Los Angeles Chargers

5-11, 227Born: 2-18-1994College: AkronDrafted: Round 5

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Summary

Little-known in the IDP community behind teammate Denzel Perryman, fifth-round rookie Brown emerged as a spark plug and a playmaking force in 2016. He lost 4 games to injury, but over the other 12 averaged 50.0 snaps and 6.7 tackles, chiming in 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 6 passes defensed. That would extrapolate to a borderline LB1 season over 16 games, so IDPers need to take notice of Brown's value potential in a scheme that funnels ball carriers to the inside. He's a dynamic athlete (a 4.44 40-yard dash) with the starting weak side job firmly locked down. There is no evidence of carryover from his relatively minor 2016 knee injury. (August 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 15, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 21
Overall Redraft - 21, 12, 17, 21, 22, 26, 41
OLB Dynasty - 44, 24
Overall Dynasty - 58, 49

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 SD 12 64 13 3.5 1 1 0 6 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 80 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 88 * * * * * * *

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