Cornerback is one of the biggest question marks among all of the Seahawks position groups. There is the potential for a quality group but there is just as much potential for this group to keep Seattle from making a deep run in the playoffs. D.J. Reed is assumed to be one starter but he is out against the Raiders with a groin injury.
This is important for Brown because Brown resembles Reed in both stature and style of play. Brown also plays aggressively and with the proverbial chip on his shoulder. However, too much aggressiveness, especially for a young player trying to prove he should get a lot of reps, can be bad. NFL teams can take advantage of the inexperience of this player overplaying the aggressiveness.
Brown does fit the mold, except in length, of a Pete Carroll cornerback. Brown creates plays instead of waiting for the play to happen to him. He certainly has the speed to play with NFL receivers and he showed in college that he likes to be one of the leaders on the team.
Brown is still a long way from being a leader in the Seattle locker room but that doesn’t mean he won’t get there. And coming into his first training camp and showing no fear in whatever is asked of him will certainly get the respect of the veterans on the team. It will be exciting to see what he does against the Raiders.