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2021 NFL Draft Profile: WVU Offensive Lineman Mike Brown



What former West Virginia offensive lineman Mike Brown lacks in football experience, he more than makes up for in personality.

The Califonia native did not start playing football until he attended Eastern Arizona Community College two years after finishing high school. After two seasons at Eastern Arizona, Brown transferred to WVU in 2018 and redshirted. He became a starter at left guard part-way through the 2019 season and started all 10 games at right guard in 2020. He was named second-team All-Big 12 following the season.

Pro Day Results


  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 340 pounds
  • 40: 5.55 seconds
  • Bench: 24 reps
  • 3-Cone: 8.41 seconds
  • Broad Jump: 7-feet, 10-inches
  • Vertical: 23.5 inches

Draft Projection

An older draft prospect, Brown is not expected to be selected during this week’s seven-round draft. During WVU’s pro day, however, Brown said several NFL teams expressed an interest in him due to his combination of size and athleticism. lists Brown’s strengths as having the weight and skillset to be a useful power run blocker, being dependable when initiating contact and winning power vs power hand battles. His weaknesses are inconsistent foot speed, inactive hands and struggling against speed rushers.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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