LA Rams: Camp showdown I – A’Shawn Robinson vs Bobby Brown III

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Bobby Brown III comes to town

His stiffest competition comes to Los Angele in the form of rookie defensive lineman Bobby Brown III. And if this came down to any other player, there would be every reason to believe that this competition would be over before it ever got started. Ah, but we are talking about competition, and that must mean that Bobby Brown III has a chance.  Yeah, you could say that.

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Rookie defensive lineman Bobby Brown III is another behemoth, coming in at 6-foot-4 and weighing a muscular 325-pounds. But those sorts of measurements do not really tell you anything except that he could strike up a pose on muscle beach. The real litmus test is how well did he play on a football field. Well, let’s just say, pretty darned good.

Much like his teammate and role model Aaron Donald, Bobby Brown III has tremendous potential to get to the quarterback from an interior defensive lineman position. This guy is built like Hercules, the demi-god of strength. He’s got so much potential on his own, that he warrants his own hype. But plop him on a defensive line where many NFL players have benefitted from the Aaron-Donald effect and rack up Pro Bowl numbers. Some are already marking Bobby Brown III as the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft. That means that some are already counting on Brown to win a starting role with the team from day one.

We’ve taken a more subdued approach, but we admit to already sensing that Brown has the feel of a very special player on this defense. You see, he filled a nose tackle, run-stopping, blocker-gobbling role for the Texas A&M Aggies defense, and racked up 5.5 sacks in just nine games. That’s almost unheard of for a nose tackle folks.  Now, imagine that push and power unshackled from double teams, and you get the message with his NFL potential. The beautiful part is that if NFL offensive linemen do try to slow him down with double-teams, Aaron Donald suddenly gets a break.

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Much like Robinson, Brown is putting it all on the line for his teammates. He has already stated that he will do whatever his coach or teammate Aaron Donald asks him to do. As a rookie learning the ropes, that will most definitely pay huge dividends down the road.

Who will win this competition? The LA Rams defensive line, of course. Both appear to be well-positioned to start this season. Is there ever an occasion where you can have too much of a good thing? In the LA Rams case, likely no. For starters, they may be sitting on having too much of a great thing.