Packers Post Draft Report: Equanimeous St. Brown
Equanimeous St Brown was the Green Bay Packers 6th round, 207 overall draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. St. Brown is a 6’5” 215 pound, speed demon wide receiver from the University of Notre Dame. Equanimeous showed that he has a lot of big play potential that Packers fans are going to love, but more importantly, Packers quarterback, Aaron Rogers, is going to be ecstatic.
St. Brown had a great day at the NFL Combine when he put up 20 reps on the bench press, which ended up being the 4th best of all the wide receivers that attended the combine. St. Brown showed the scouts his speed during the 40 yard dash times. He ran the 40 twice and recorded times of 4.48 seconds and 4.53 seconds.
During his time at Notre Dame, St. Brown was the big play threat. You can see by the chart below, he had his best year during his sophomore season when he played in all 12 games amassing 58 receptions totaling 961 yards and 9 touchdowns for the Irish. During the 2016 season St. Brown was a big target for the Irish quarterbacks and definitely had the big play potential having a career long 79 yard reception. To add to his big play potential, St. Brown recorded 4 of the Irish’s 6 plays which went for 48 or more yards. Also during his sophomore campaign, 4 of his 9 touchdown catches came from 29 or more yards out.
Equanimeous’ junior season was less than spectacular, largely due to the fact that the Irish quarterbacks were not top notch. The quarterbacks of Notre Dame, Brandon Wimbush, Ian Book, and Cole Kmet threw for a total of 2,236 yards and 20 touchdowns. So with those numbers, St. Brown had just over 22% of all receiving yards, and 20% of the receiving touchdowns. The one real positive note that should stand out to Packer fans is the fact that St. Brown, even though his production was down in 2017, he did have a receiving touchdown of 79 yards, showing that he definitely has that big play potential.
The Green Bay Packers picked up a Notre Dame quarterback to backup to Rodgers this season, in DeShone Kizer. Kizer was the main quarterback in 2016 throwing to St. Brown when he had his breakout season. Kizer tweeted out “I’m so hype! Packers fans, you have no idea what you are about to get in EQ. Looking forward to watching y’all’s reactions to him this off-season. A special talent.” Having Kizer on the team, even in a backup role, could make St. Browns transition from Notre Dame with lackluster quarterbacks, to Green Bay, with arguably the best quarterback in the league, a smooth one.
I personally, being a Notre Dame fan, can’t wait to see what Equanimeous can do this season for the Packers!