NIU football: Da’Ron Brown runs routes for NFL scouts at Pro Day

By Frank Gogola

Running routes is what Da’Ron Brown’s all about.

Brown, former Huskies wide receiver, ran routes and did position drills during NIU’s Pro Day on Friday at the Chessick Practice Center.

“I’m pretty sure they [the scouts] would say I probably have to work on just improving my overall transition, in and out of my routes, just make sure I catch every pass that hits my hands,” Brown said. “But, overall, I think scouts were overall pretty satisfied with me.”

Brown caught passes from former quarterback Chandler Harnish as Jordan Lynch was unable to throw due to issues within his contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

“I was expecting Jordan Lynch, but I played with Chandler as well, so that wasn’t bad either,” Brown said. “Overall, I think I did good. Of course there’s room for improvement. There’ll always be room for improvement.”

Brown said he’ll focus even more so now on football-based drills, namely his route running and sinking his hips.

“I’m trying to make a living out of it, so I got to do as many as possible,” Brown said.

Brown had ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in late February in Indianapolis. Although he didn’t run Friday he said he would like to again in the future “to getter better times.”

Brown, who considers his catching ability with his hands his best weapon, led the Huskies in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,065) and touchdowns (six) in 2014.

Brown grew up a Chicago Bears fans, but he said he would love to run routes and catch passes for whichever team drafts his or signs him after the draft.

“To me, it doesn’t matter,” Brown said. “I’ll go to whoever wants me, whoever likes me.”