Rookie linebacker Zach Brown is proving to be as fast a learner as he is a runner.
The Titans took Brown in the second round after his 4.3 40-yard dash time cemented his status as a Day 2 pick. And early on in Tennessee, Brown has shown an impressive ability to absorb the playbook, according to the Tennessean.
The training camp battle at quarterback will be the big story in Tennessee, but Brown was working with the first team at linebacker during OTA's, and if he continues to play like he has, he may be able to make a case for some playing time this season.
After the jump, check out what Dan Kadar had to say about Brown before the draft in his quick report.
Zach Brown, North Carolina
Ht: 6'1 3/8, Wt: 236 pounds
Strengths: Brown has an excellent first step to get to the edge in a hurry. Elite speed for the position and most ball carriers won't be able to pull away in the open field. Will be attractive for a team looking for a linebacker who can cover athletic tight ends. Has covered the slot receiver at times. Good hands.
Weaknesses: Not an especially instinctual linebacker and struggles when the play doesn't come right at him. Is not the most physical defender and can get over-matched more than he should. Needs more strength to be a better tackler. Some have questioned his want-to.
Combine quotable: (On his toughest coverage assignment) Probably DeWayne Allen. He's a good tight end, probably the best tight end I went against this year or all four years I was at Carolina. He's a guy that can run and catch so this year when we played Clemson during practice I was working a lot of pass coverage. I was doing one-on-ones with the tight ends. It ended up in the game that he catches one pass.