On the second night of the NFL Draft, UNC receiver Dyami Brown was selected in the third round, with the 82nd pick, by the Washington Football Team. This makes him the third Tar Heel off the board behind Javonte Williams and Chazz Surratt, all selected earlier today.
Brown finished his junior season with the Tar Heels with 55 receptions for a team-high 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns. Considering the fact that the next highest producing wide receiver totaled 687 yards and six touchdowns (Dazz Newsome), it would be fair to assume that Brown was Howell’s favorite target, but that simply wasn’t the case. Almost perfectly matching Newsome’s receptions, Brown was an explosive football player that created a lot of problems for opposing teams. Perhaps his most ridiculous performance of the season was also the final game of the season against Miami, as he finished that game with four catches for 167 yards (!!!).
What the Football Team are getting in Dyami Brown is a consistent deep threat that has the speed to leave defenders in the dust. One NFL scout was quoted saying that he wouldn’t be a fit for them because of their route schemes, which is a take that comes with the reputation that Brown has developed. It’s easy to see how he is seen as more of a home run wide receiver than one that can get the job done in various route packages, but he is so talented that I have no doubt that he will be able to do a lot of good things in the pros. Here is our draft profile on the Heels’ first and only double-1,000 yard receiver.
Congratulations and best of luck to the newest Tar Heel in the NFL, Dyami Brown!