Amon-Ra St. Brown continues to find motivation in being overlooked in the draft

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During this year’s Hard Knocks, Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown rattled off the names of the 16 receivers taken before him in the draft. It was the show’s most impressive effort to remember a long list of names, by far.

On Sunday, St. Brown got a chance to play against one of the players drafted before him — Dyami Brown of the Commanders.

Brown went 30 picks ahead of St. Brown, to the Commanders. On Sunday in Detroit, St. Brown’s Lions faced the Commanders. And St. Brown had nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, along with 68 rushing yards.

On Wednesday, St. Brown showed that he’s still thinking about the teams that took other receivers instead of him.

“The draft, it is what it is,” St. Brown said. “Even the Commanders, they got a guy before me over there. I believe his name is Dyami Brown. I don’t know how many catches he had. You guys can probably tell me that. Or how many yards he had. I don’t forget things like that. I see him across the sideline from where I’m standing during the game, and I’m going to give every team hell.”

St. Brown was asked whether he was watching Brown.

“I didn’t see him in the game much,” St. Brown did.

There’s a reason for that. Brown was in the game for one play on offense, seven on special teams.

Meanwhile, St. Brown has been making the most of his many chances. After first gaining widespread attention with his game-winning touchdown catch against the Vikings late last season, St. Brown has been phenomenal.

Per the league, he’s the third player ever under the age of 23 to record a touchdown reception in at least six consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski.

St. Brown also has becime the third player in league history to record at least eight receptions in eight consecutive games, joining Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas.

That’s a great list of names. Far greater than the list of names of all receivers drafted ahead of him last year.

8 responses to “Amon-Ra St. Brown continues to find motivation in being overlooked in the draft

  1. Amon-Ra is so good that he’s actually making Jared Goff look good, kind of like Cooper Kupp did. 16 receivers taken before him. Wow.

  2. The modern athlete has become a joke. The feeling of disrespect is now the motivating factor instead of just being your best for your team.

  3. ARSB has never been an underdog. Son of Mr. Universe, multiple NFL players in his immediate family… this guy was surrounded by greatness and motivated by greatness.

    Imagine the diamond that would form if you took someone living under that internal pressure and then make him an underdog on an underdog team… sheesh if he stays mad he could be Antonio Brown minus the personality issues…

  4. lasersepi says:
    September 22, 2022 at 10:58 am
    The modern athlete has become a joke. The feeling of disrespect is now the motivating factor instead of just being your best for your team.

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    Michael Jordan along w countless others through sports history, lived off of disrespect. Common trait in many of the greats and the Sun God will be ascending into that conversation throughout this season – Packers Fan

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