Titans player spotlight - Jayon Brown

Titans player spotlight – Jayon Brown

  • Jayon Brown
  • NFL
  • nfl defense
  • Tennessee Titans
By Mike Brez August 6, 2020 0 Comment
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Since he has officially been taken off of the PUP list, we wanted to feature Titans fan favorite, Jayon Brown. You may remember him from his Troy Palomalu moment against the Raiders last year?

Quick facts

  • 25 years old
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 226 pounds
  • Linebacker

Key skills and attributes

  • Speed
  • Excellent coverage of both tight ends and running backs
  • High energy

Where it all started

Jayon Brown was born on February 26th, 1995 in Long Beach, CA. He comes from a football-loving family as all 3 of his brothers played college football. Brown attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later committed to the UCLA Bruins.

Career with the Bruins

Brown appeared in 49 games with 21 starts over his 4 years with UCLA. He contributed 220 tackles, 15 passed defended, three sacks, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

In the beginning, Brown started out mostly as a special teams player and filled in at linebacker where he was needed. However, in his junior season, he had the opportunity to show his tremendous value at the inside linebacker position and led the team with 93 tackles. 

The Tennessee Titans traded their fifth (164th overall) and sixth (214th overall) round picks with the Philadelphia Eagles for their fifth (155th overall) round pick. Brown was then selected by the Titans with the 155th overall pick.

Accolades at UCLA

  • Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week (2013)
  • Honorable Mention All-Conference (2013)
  • John Boncheff, Jr. Award for Rookie of the Year (2013)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 Conference (2016)

Being a Pillar for the Titans Defense

Brown has had a tremendous impact on the Titans defense since his arrival and was a huge reason for their playoff success.

In his rookie year, Brown racked up 67 tackles. Then in 2018, Brown finished second on the team with six sacks, 107 tackles, and 18 QB pressures. Brown is effective in both pass coverage and pass rush, which is why fans can always expect to see his stats sheets filled with sacks, QB pressures, AND an interception here and there.

In 2019, Brown had one interception with eight passes defended, one fumble recovery that fans should remember fondly, as it resulted in a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. He also racked up 105 tackles with three TFLs and one sack.

Brown is effective across the board and is definitely a Titan that fans need to watch out for in the 2020 season.

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