Equanimeous St. Brown is the holder of easily one of the best names in sports history, but is also one of the top playmakers in the class of 2015.
St. Brown attends Anaheim (Calif.) Servite High School, and is projected to play wide receiver at the next level. He's a tall wideout, listed at 6'4, and weighs in at 190 pounds.
The prospect is a consensus four-star, receiving the rating from 247sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. Scout is highest on St. Brown, rating him as the ninth-best wide receiver in the nation. ESPN, 247sports and Rivals all rank him among their top-20 wideouts in the nation. The 247sports composite, which combines the ratings of all four major recruiting services, considers him a four-star, ranking him as the 10th-best wide receiver in the country and the 14th-best player in the state of California.
St. Brown has a number of notable high-profile offers from across the nation, including Notre Dame, Stanford, USC, Arizona State, Kentucky, Penn State and Tennessee. He can be found on Twitter @Equanimeous.
Scouting by Derrell Warren (@yssd): St. Brown is a huge target. He has a slender build and is a bit thin through the hips, but has room up top for additional mass. He should eventually top out close to 225 pounds.
Despite his thin frame, St. Brown is physical versus press coverage. He has quick and strong hands, which he uses to keep defensive backs out of his frame coming off the line. St. Brown is a bit of a tight mover, however. He does take some time to accelerate, however, and doesn't project to win off the line with a burst.
St. Brown has plus-level ball skills. He picks up the ball early in flight and has the body control to adjust his frame, so he is able to get proper positioning and attack the ball at its highest point. St. Brown flashes better short-area quickness once he has some momentum going. He can chop his feet at the top of his routes and he gets in and out of cuts cleanly for such a taller receiver.
I would like to see St. Brown show more wiggle in the open field. He is not the most elusive athlete which restricts his run after catch ability. He could improve his balance as well. At times he seems to get tripped up in the open field more often than he should.
St. Brown has a great understanding of leverage. Operating against off-coverage he'll break down a defender's cushion and use shoulder and head fakes to induce them to open up their hips.
As he develops, he will have to refine his route running at the collegiate level in order to ensure that he's able to win at the break point versus, better more athletic defenders. He uses a nice stick moves at the top of his routes and drive his momentum in the opposite direction of where the defensive back has leveraged (or turned) himself.