NFL Draft Mock Watch: Equanimeous St. Brown

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Equanimeous St. Brown
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Equanimeous St. Brown /

It’s tough to tell where former Notre Dame Fighting Irish receiver Equanimeous St. Brown will end up in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The wide receiver postion in the NFL is one with a lot of turnover — unless you find the perfect system and fit. Former Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, however, is the type of athlete at the position that can fit anywhere.

St. Brown is the total package in terms of size, speed, hands and route-running. He’s essentially every you could want at the position. He has the look of a No. 1 receiver in the NFL and a guy who could excel in the role for years with the right coaching.

The knocks on him are mostly centered around physicality — he’s not a fan of it. When his faced physical corners in college, it threw his game off. He also doesn’t use his reach as well as he could when going up for jump ball. Again, coaching can help some of that.

Unfortunately — due to having a dual-threat in Brandon Wimbush at quarterback last season — St. Brown’s numbers from 2017 don’t exactly pop off the stat sheet. Be that as it may, anyone who watches his film and highlights walks away seeing a big-time prospect with a tin of potential.

The experts are have a hard time projecting where he’ll go in the 2018 NFL Draft. The two deepest mock drafts on the web — Bleacher Report and Walter Football — have two very different projections.

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Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Miller’s seven-round mock draft has St. Brown going No. 216 overall in the sixth round to the Raiders. That’s not a terrible situation, as the Raiders don’t really have a receiver with his physical make-up on the roster. You figure there would be a role form him — especially in the red zone — in Jon Gruden’s offense. WalterFootball’s most recent mock has St. Brown going all the way up at pick No. 65 overall — the first pick of the 3rd round — to the New York Giants. In this scenario, he would be part of a crowded and talented depth chart at the position. Be that as it may, there would still be a role for him in that offense.

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Ideally, I’d like to see St. Brown end up in a place where he’s forced into a No. 1 role early on. He could be a key piece of rebuilding efforts on teams like the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks.