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Oregon’s Pharaoh Brown at NFL Combine

Duck tight end tests his skills among the college elite

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Watch out National Football League, here comes former Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown. The 6-foot, 6-inch receiving monster is showing great poise at the NFL Scouting Combine. Indianapolis is the playground for the future stars of the league.

In the first day of the NFL Combine for the elite tight ends of college football, Brown has already made his mark. He bench pressed 225 pounds (NFL limit) an impressive 24 times to LEAD the group of tight ends. The max is 25 total, but nobody was able to reach it.

His stock is skyrocketing.

Clearly, strength is no issue with the former Duck. However, he will NOT run on Saturday. It was not specified by the NFL Network. We will have more details in the coming hours.

In the final season of a 5-year college career, Brown made an impact within the Oregon offense. The UO senior recorded five touchdowns on the season. He registered 426 yards on 33 receptions through nine total games.

The Oregon offense struggled at times, but Brown had his moments of greatness. PB’s five TD’s ranked No. 10 in Pac-12 scoring.

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Pharaoh Brown has already made an impact at the NFL Scouting Combine. The former Oregon star led the elite college tight end class with 24 reps on the bench press. It is one of the most important drills at the showcase for scouts.

Handling adversity may be Brown’s best quality though. Amid five years of college, the 250-pound TE endured an injury that nearly derailed his career and life. He almost had his leg amputated at one point.

Brown’s injury setback cut into his junior season, thus pushing back his senior year.

After an incredible recovery and rehabilitation, Brown reentered the fold in 2016. Obviously, it wasn’t the easiest transition with two different quarterbacks.

For his Webfoot career, Brown caught 70 balls for 1,011 career yards. The tight end scored 13 times total, including 14.4 yards per catch over that span.

His college stats no longer matter, as he is fighting his next battle. Brown is off to a great start, but he must remain consistent for the entirety of the challenging NFL Combine.

ATQ will keep you posted on everything Pharaoh Brown in the coming days.

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