Scouting Report: Andrew Brown, DT, Virginia

Chesapeake, VA | 6034 | 285 | 4.85E | 2018

You can classify this prospect as a late bloomer. Coming into UVA, he was hailed as the highest recruit in Cavaliers history and the hailing Gatorade National Player of the Year. He struggled early on during his collegiate career, lacking strength and stamina, while showing immaturity and blaming his faults on former defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta. “I’m still trying to figure out what the hell I did for (Tenuta) not to like me so much,” he said. “I have no idea. I wish I could answer that question for you, but I cannot.” He enters his senior season with just 10 starts under his belt but he really began to tap into his potential as a junior, registering 13 tackles for loss, including six sacks. He is tall and long, gets off the ball well and appears to be leaner. He will tend to tackle up high—at his height he has does have some athletic limitations. As a freshman, he bulked up to play inside at defensive tackle and finished the season weighing 315, which seemed to cost him some quickness. He has since trimmed down to 285, as he prepares to transition to defensive end in the team’s new 3-4 scheme.

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2016: Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 10 starts … led UVA with 13.0 tackles for a loss and was second on the team with 6.0 sacks.

2015: Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games.

2014: One of four true freshman to see playing time … played in six of Virginia’s 12 games, including the final four games of the season. 

High School/Personal: Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice … defensive tackle at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake for head coach Richard Morgan … 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year … presented the Gatorade National Player of the Year award by former UVa All-American Tiki Barber during a surprise assembly … named Tom Lemming’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Parade All-America first-team … ESPN 300 recruit … ESPN.com’s No. 5 recruit … ESPN.com’s No. 1 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia … No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the nation … rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … led Oscar Smith to the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game with 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18 sacks and forced nine fumbles … appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida … also played in the Chesapeake Bowl … a 2012 USA Today All-USA first-team selection after making 83 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior at Oscar Smith … spent freshman and sophomore seasons at Indian River High School in Chesapeake … son of Andrew Brown and Sonia Carter … has an older sister, Kayla … devoted member of his church community and volunteered locally at youth football camps … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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