“He’s instinctive, he’s tough, he’s got grit, he’s savvy,” Lions general manager Brad Holmes said of St. Brown. “Usually I don’t try to put too much emphasis on blocking for a wide receiver, I just want to see if they’re tough enough and willing to do it, but he’s one of the most impressive blockers that I saw in this draft class. I just think in that phase of the game, the tenacity that he brings in that phase just says a lot about his intangibles and his football character. A guy that’s got savvy, knows how to run routes, has hands, and makes plays from inside and out, we’re really excited about him. He was a guy that actually we strongly considered yesterday (on Day 2 of the draft).”
Let’s take a closer look at what St. Brown will bring to the Lions this year by going back through his career highlights, starting with the video produced by the Lions’ media department.
USC Head Coach Clay Helton discussed St. Brown’s fit with the Lions at the 3:47 mark
USC produced highlight video:
I’m starting to think Amon-Ra St. Brown is, at every waking hour, no further than 10 feet away from a jugs machine. pic.twitter.com/FtPnUeswIz
— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) May 6, 2021
Amon-Ra St. Brown did some thangs (not things) against Washington State this past season. He went for four touchdowns. pic.twitter.com/Q8M9EOsYsd
— Mike Payton (@POD_Payton) May 1, 2021
Amon-Ra St. Brown is in my opinion, one of the most underrated WR options in this years class.
He crushed opposing defenses on verts from the slot in college. His feel for winning on verts against deep-zone is exceptional. Here’s a few of my favorites. pic.twitter.com/p2iqw5hxdE
— Brett Whitefield (@BGWhitefield) March 19, 2021
4 first quarter touchdown catches for Amon-Ra St. Brown. I currently have him at WR6 in this class. Dudes a baller. Plays big. Lines up inside and outside.. best route runner in this class? Possible. Baller pic.twitter.com/bS6jYXIH5k
— Crocky (@eric_crocker) December 7, 2020
USC getting creative with their athletes! Nice call from @CoachHarrellUSC
Starts as empty set, then motions WR Amon-Ra St Brown from slot to backfield and just run a little wide zone… Blocking gets him to 2nd level and he does the rest! pic.twitter.com/MLzqeUBfIa
— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) July 27, 2020