The Houston Texans have worked out Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown before the NFL Draft. It is the second time this off-season that is known contact between the Texans and Brown. The first meeting took place at the NFL Combine allowing the Texans to get a closer look at Brown.
During the Combine, Brown met with the media and made it clear how he feels about himself as a prospect.
"Personally, I'm the best receiver in the draft by far," Brown explained. "I'm versatile. I can play inside and outside. I run great routes. I have strong hands, and I'm a man after the catch. A lot of guys aren't like that. I'm very different."
Checking in at 6-foot-0 and 226 lbs., Brown feels he can contribute to an NFL team in the slot which would help his draft stock.
"I'm faster than linebackers and safeties," Brown explained why he can play the slot. "They're trying to keep up with me, and there's no way a linebacker can cover me in space. And safeties, they're so far off, and once I get the ball in my hands, you got to tackle me now. It's a different ballgame now."
Brown was a first-team All-SEC pick again in 2018, starting all 12 games and breaking his own school record with 1,320 yards on 85 catches, scoring six times. As a sophomore in 2017, Brown had 1,252 yards on 75 receptions in 12 starts with 11 touchdowns.
For his career, Brown appeared in 36 games and posted 15.8 yards a reception and the past two seasons averaged over 100 yards per game. 17 of his 19 career touchdown receptions have come the past two seasons.
He was also selected by the San Diego Padres in the amateur draft in 2016 and has attended their extended spring training the past three camps.
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