A gentle giant hoping for a shot in the NFL.
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At 6’10” and 388 lbs., Ole Miss Rebel OL Terrell Brown is a true man among men.
With his height and weight, Brown is bigger than the majority of linemen in NFL history.
Prior to arriving at Ole Miss, Brown attended Mississippi Delta Community College, where he redshirted his freshman season and was held out with injuries as a sophomore. In 2010, the Drew, MS native was a walk-on for then-Rebel coach Houston Nutt. Over the past two seasons, Brown has seen action in only two games at Ole Miss.
The Rebel’s biggest asset in football also happens to be his biggest hindrance: his sheer size.
The gentle giant’s enormous stature actually hurts his ability to physically get up and down on the line of scrimmage on a consistent basis. While it sounds like cruel irony, it’s just the unfortunate truth. Nevertheless, Brown has remained faithful to his passion for the game of football.
Like any graduating college football player, the young man would just like a chance in the NFL. Along those lines, he recently participated in Ole Miss’ pro day.
NFL.com’s Gil Brandt commented on Brown’s performance in front of scouts:
Brown is massive and just might be the biggest player we’ve reported on in this space. He has 38-inch arms and a 92 3/8-inch wingspan. Brown ran the 40 in 5.80 and 5.88 seconds, had a 5.65-second short shuttle and a 8.98-second three-cone drill. He had a 23 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 6-foot-9 broad jump. He also performed 22 lifts on the bench press.
Ole Miss Pro Day Video (Courtesy of OleMissSports.com)
Brown’s taken a different path than most in his football life, but he’s remained loyal to his passion. If given a chance with the right team and coaching staff, you just never know what could happen. Who’s to say the big fella couldn’t come in on a short-and-goal situation to either block or punch one into the end zone himself?
While it’s highly unlikely the Ole Miss Rebel will actually be drafted, it’s a safe bet he gets a chance as a free agent somewhere.
Last week, Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith wrote, “Brown’s size is jaw-dropping…It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see some team give Brown a shot as an undrafted free agent. And if Brown does make it, he’ll be the biggest player in the NFL.”
Here’s to hoping the humble young man gets the right shot with the right team.