Less than a year ago, Denver Broncos pass-rusher extraordinaire Von Miller told ESPN.com’s Nick Wagoner that Trent Brown was the best right tackle in the NFL:
“I’ve said it before, he’s a great tackle. discount nfl jerseys He is the best right tackle in the National Football League, if not a top-five offensive tackle, period. So going against Trent Brown and Joe Staley, they have two of the best tackles. Trent Brown is one of the best in the National Football League, and Joe Staley has been one of the best for a long time.”
The San Francisco 49ers apparently did not share this assessment. During April’s draft, they shipped Brown (along with a fifth-round pick) to the New England Patriots for a third-rounder.
It wasn’t much of a haul for a player who started 26 games over the last two years. But a shoulder injury cut short Brown’s 2017 season, and weight has long been an issue for the 6’8″, 355-pounder.nfl discount jerseys
Now Brown is heading into the last year of his rookie deal on a new team and potentially about to switch positions. With Marcus Cannon seemingly entrenched at right tackle, Brown will compete with LaAdrian Waddle (and perhaps first-round rookie Isaiah Wynn) for one of the most important line spots—protecting the blind side of Tom Brady.
If the 25-year-old big man can show the versatility to play both tackle spots and prove that he’s healthy? Quality free-agent tackles get paid.nfl jerseys discount