Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9" Weight 175 Pounds
40 Time: 4.3s
Draft Projection High: Late 6th Round
Draft Projection Low: Undrafted
South Carolina football fans debated often last season which player was the fastest on the team. One of the names who was often brought up was wide receiver Ahmarean Brown.
During his South Carolina career, Brown logged just over 500 yards and only 1 touchdown. His speed looked great on paper, but he never put together the type of production that is required to generate much NFL Draft buzz.
Still, his physical ability can't be ignored. The diminutive wideout has been clocked in the 4.3s on numerous occasions and has claimed to be able to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.2s.
That type of speed would normally get drafted, but Brown has struggled with his health (primarily, a lot of hamstring issues) and his hands. The former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket also possesses elite tackle-evasion movement skills and can stop-and-go with the best of them. Even if he does not get taken in the 2024 NFL Draft, at least one team will give him a call about an undrafted free agent invitation.
Brown also has a chance to be a special teams difference-maker as a pro. He was a good punt returner for the Gamecocks at times, and he makes sense as a kickoff returner, as well. He also helped USC as a gunner on the punt coverage unit, further increasing his potential value to an NFL franchise as a late-round pick or free agent signing.
The New York Jets have three of the final five picks in the draft this April, so it wouldn't be shocking if they snagged Brown there, but it seems more likely that he will be an undrafted free agent. Even so, the Jets would be a good fit as they have a need for receiver and special teams depth, and he brings some chemistry to the table if New York takes Spencer Rattler earlier in the draft.