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NFL scouts take a look at 6-foot-10, 388-pound Terrell Brown

Lauren Neighbors, Terrell Brown AP

Terrell Brown barely played college football, getting on the field for only two games during his senior season at Ole Miss. But 6-foot-10, 388-pound athletes don’t come around very often, and so it’s not surprising that NFL scouts are taking a look at Brown.

Although no Ole Miss players were invited to the Scouting Combine, Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that representatives from 12 NFL teams were at Mississippi’s Pro Day. Brown was the center of attention.

Brown’s measurements were, of course, amazing. He had 38-inch arms (more than two inches longer than any offensive lineman at the Scouting Combine) and his wingspan is a ridiculous 92 inches, or more than seven and a half feet from hand to hand when his arms are outstretched. He ran a 5.80-second 40-yard dash and managed 22 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press.

So can Brown play in the NFL? Probably not. As former Ole Miss offensive coordinator Mike Markuson once said, Brown is almost too huge to play football because he struggles to bend down and get low, he’s not very flexible and he has a hard time getting much burst out of his stance. Ole Miss tried Brown out on both the offensive line and the defensive line, but he spent most of his time on the sideline.

Still, Brown’s size is jaw-dropping. (In the photo, he’s standing next to a nurse during an Ole Miss team visit to a children’s hospital — yes, that’s a grown woman, not a child.) It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see some team give Brown a shot as an undrafted free agent. And if Brown does make it, he’ll be the biggest player in the NFL.

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55 Responses to “NFL scouts take a look at 6-foot-10, 388-pound Terrell Brown”
  1. tkotanch says: Mar 7, 2013 5:57 PM

    Try him at tight end..in the red zone! Who could cover him?

  2. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 7, 2013 5:57 PM

    I know who I want lining up on the PAT Block team.

  3. Stiller43 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:04 PM

    I think pro wrestling has a 15 year career for him, if he would so choose. Guys that huge probably cant play football, but they can be characters on WWE and alike, if they have a shred of charisma.

  4. terryleather says: Mar 7, 2013 6:13 PM

    Just let him block extra points and field goals.

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    When you can’t see the field at Ole Miss with those measurables, you can’t sniff a NFL roster.

    So the title is true “Scouts take a Look at …”

    Basically, they look at him, say that guys huge! and forget about him.

  6. nfl4days says: Mar 7, 2013 6:15 PM

    hes obviously a running back.

  7. sfm073 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:15 PM

    Have him play d line and just let him block passes

  8. EJ says: Mar 7, 2013 6:21 PM

    If he can catch, he’d be a hard guy to cover in the redzone. Maybe a TE? The rest of positions on the field require flexibility. The only other thing he could probably do, which could be extremely important, would be to have him line up to block kicks. If I had a guy on my team that could prevent 1-3 points a game by blocking FG’s and PAT’s, then I would surely make a position for him as one of my 53. That 1-3 points could make a huge difference in a close game. He could single handedly win a game for his team. Just for that reason I would at least bring him to training camp to see what he can do. 6-10, 388 is no joke.

  9. metalhead9652 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:25 PM

    If he is 388 lbs and can only bench 225 22 times then he is not an athlete

  10. snoopyjoecool says: Mar 7, 2013 6:25 PM

    Wow. Jacksonville or Baltimore should pick him up for the pictures of him with MJD or Ray Rice.

  11. duncanthecat says: Mar 7, 2013 6:29 PM

    I bet the Raiders were one of the teams. They go for this kind of stuff.

  12. catquick says: Mar 7, 2013 6:34 PM

    Nephlim

  13. realityron says: Mar 7, 2013 6:47 PM

    Hello, Vince McMahon? Are you guys hiring????

  14. roadtrip3500 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:48 PM

    He’s not playing tight end with a 5.80 forty… not even from 1st and goal at the 1. Fridge Perry was more athletic than that for the 80s Bears – that’s why he was successful at fullback when put there. This guy can’t even get a snap as a lineman.

  15. tincansailor981 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:50 PM

    I just hope he’s healthy enough to survive if he does get picked. At that size, he has to have some kind of physical issues going on.

  16. realdealsteel says: Mar 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    Can you imagine how many passes he could knock down!!! He would make what J.J. Watt did last season look like nothing!

  17. socalraider909 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:56 PM

    7ft from hand to hand that’s not very long for 6″10 I’m 6″4 and just about 7ft hand to hand

  18. Kyle Orton's Hangover says: Mar 7, 2013 7:02 PM

    If he is 388 lbs and can only bench 225 22 times then he is not an athlete
    —-

    Incorrect. The longer your arms are, the more difficult bench press is. If he had raptor arms, he could probably throw the damn bench press through the roof.

  19. kkrallstar says: Mar 7, 2013 7:10 PM

    Welcome to the New York Football Giants.

  20. kd75 says: Mar 7, 2013 7:10 PM

    The NY Knicks aren’t all over this kid?

    Even if he can’t throw a basketball in the Ocean from a boat any NBA team could use him on defense. I guarantee that at 6-10 290 he’s good for at least 8 rebounds a game.

  21. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    This may be interesting. Richard Sligh 2.0.

  22. rayguyreturns says: Mar 7, 2013 7:23 PM

    Well, at least he’d look good as the first one off the team bus.

  23. kenny131 says: Mar 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    Hey Metalhead9652…ill bet you can’t bench press 225 one time, not to mention 22 times with 38 inch arms. Those things are tree limbs! He’s got to raise the bar over 3 feet off his chest.

  24. dillondyar says: Mar 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    Okay? So he has long arms, so do a lot of professional players and non-professional players. It’s a factor, but its not an excuse for not being able to do more weight.

  25. mrlaloosh says: Mar 7, 2013 7:31 PM

    LSU had a player a couple of years ago that was almost that big. Offensive lineman. I think his last name was Johnson. Arizona drafted him but he couldn’t make it in the NFL. Trindon Holliday would hang from his biceps like a rag doll at LSU for photos ops.

  26. canadianvikingfaniii says: Mar 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    The most concerning thing with this guy is his heart. Taller people are more likely to have heart problems because they need a stronger heart to pump the blood around their body, putting more strain on it. He hasn’t played much so that in itself is a big unknown as to whether he is even healthy enough to play. Best of luck to the big guy.

  27. cynicalvision says: Mar 7, 2013 7:55 PM

    Forget the NFL. This guy should be a goalie in the NHL. He wouldn’t even have to move.

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 7, 2013 7:56 PM

    How about letting Terrell try the defensive line. Can you imagine QBs trying to pass over this guy with his hands in the air?

  29. greg80wilson says: Mar 7, 2013 7:58 PM

    King Dunlap 2.0

  30. granadafan says: Mar 7, 2013 8:01 PM

    Put him on the defensive line and he’d be chop blocked to death.

  31. badintent says: Mar 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    @socalraider909
    Damn ! I’m 6’4″ and my long arms are only 6’3″.Hard to find shirts and coats sometimes with my wingspan. You must be ballling somewhere. Or your girl put you on the rack/brass bed for some serious workouts.

  32. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 7, 2013 8:04 PM

    The nurse tries to explain to Terrell that she wishes the kids would come out to meet him, but they’re all hiding under their beds.

  33. badintent says: Mar 7, 2013 8:04 PM

    water polo goalie !! He can cover the net from side to side easy.

  34. footballfather says: Mar 7, 2013 8:15 PM

    If Al Davis were still alive, the Raiders would sign him to a huge contract. Heck, they still might.

  35. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 7, 2013 8:23 PM

    Good luck trying to haze that rookie, you tape him to the uprights it’ll fall over and then he’ll track you down and grind your bones up to make his bread lol.

  36. chawk12thman says: Mar 7, 2013 8:26 PM

    He ain’t the “Fridge” he’s the “Freezer Van”. Put him in at Full Back and let him get that one yard at the goal line or 3rd and inches………..

  37. hounds64 says: Mar 7, 2013 8:31 PM

    tkotanch says:
    Mar 7, 2013 5:57 PM
    Try him at tight end..in the red zone! Who could cover him?
    _______________________________

    Umm….How about a 5’10” corner that can vertical at least a foot? This guy is not getting off the ground!!!

  38. goldenperspective says: Mar 7, 2013 8:37 PM

    If he is 388 lbs and can only bench 225 22 times then he is not an athlete,…….

    Did you not read the part about his freakishly long arms?

    I would sign him as a free agent. Put him through serious cross-fit, yoga, and pilates routines for a year or so and try to limber him up. Small risk with potentially huge returns. Either way best of luck to him in the future.

  39. pettytom says: Mar 7, 2013 8:44 PM

    Isn’t this the same guy that was on Sportscenter that sat on a chair on the sideline and it broke????? I think that was his only highlight last season.

  40. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 7, 2013 8:55 PM

    Drop 80 lbs he’ll be great

  41. vikescry1 says: Mar 7, 2013 8:56 PM

    make him a gunner on special teams!!! lol

  42. notdemfalcons says: Mar 7, 2013 8:58 PM

    how tall was Ed “Too Tall” Jones? 6’9″? Clearly no comparison athletically but just wonderin.

  43. dolphins4 says: Mar 7, 2013 9:01 PM

    King Dunlap is 6 ft 10 inches tall too and he plays in the NFL.

  44. christopher525 says: Mar 7, 2013 9:10 PM

    Mr. Brown, we have a Vincent McMahon on line 1 for you…

  45. jaxdolfan says: Mar 7, 2013 9:19 PM

    Shack Harris would draft him…..in the first round.

  46. jeffmpadilla says: Mar 7, 2013 9:35 PM

    Better shot at being the next Bond villain’s henchman

  47. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 7, 2013 9:46 PM

    Lol can he catch ? Make him a tight end and then we all get to laugh our rear ends off as he rumbles down the field and defensive backs and LBs either bounce off or just keep piling on till finally 5 or 6 guys manage to pull him down together.

  48. mazblast says: Mar 7, 2013 10:57 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    This may be interesting. Richard Sligh 2.0.
    ——————————
    Wow, there’s a name from the far distant past. Sligh, at 7′, was pretty good at blocking kicks, but couldn’t play a lick otherwise. I remember seeing him at the first Bengals training camp in 1968, literally a head taller than anyone else. He was big and tall, but couldn’t even make the expansion Bagels’ team.

  49. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 7, 2013 10:58 PM

    Pete Carroll (MacGyver) could turn this guy into the best TE in the NFL…..

  50. blackngold4life says: Mar 8, 2013 3:12 AM

    Fullback!

  51. blackngold4life says: Mar 8, 2013 3:14 AM

    Redzone Tight End!

  52. brohamma says: Mar 8, 2013 4:14 AM

    Try him at tight end..in the red zone! Who could cover him?
    _______________________________

    Umm….How about a 5’10” corner that can vertical at least a foot? This guy is not getting off the ground!!!

    ————————————————-

    I don’t think you are considering if this guy puts his hands up. He immediately would break 7’2, easily, and then even if he could only jump 6″ that de-bunks your 5’10” corner theory doesn’t it? And my numbers are conservative.

  53. brohamma says: Mar 8, 2013 4:17 AM

    He will land on a team that has a coach that realizes they need to work to their players strengths, for example, New England. BB would definately find a role for this guy. Goal-line TE and PAT’s, as some have suggested would be a solid starting point.

  54. metalhead9652 says: Mar 8, 2013 8:53 AM

    Kyle Orton’s Hangover says:
    Mar 7, 2013 7:02 PM
    If he is 388 lbs and can only bench 225 22 times then he is not an athlete
    —-

    Incorrect. The longer your arms are, the more difficult bench press is. If he had raptor arms, he could probably throw the damn bench press through the roof.

    —-

    Alright Dwight Schrute… Margus Hunt is 6’8″ 280 with an 82 inch wingspan and he put up 225 38 times. Thats almost twice as many times with only a 5 inch difference per arm.

    This man is just huge. He is not athletic enough to be of any help to any team right now. There is nothing saying that he can’t work hard, lose some weight, and become an incredible athlete, but where he is right now, you are probably never going to hear his name again.

  55. furtigan says: Mar 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    Judging by the comments here, people can’t do math. He’s 6’10,” not 9 feet tall.

    Most FGs are not a few inches from being blocked. Most 6’3″ LBs could probably outjump him by 7 inches.

    If he wasn’t good enough to start on offense or defense at Ole Miss …

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