Dyami Brown is a wide receiver for the Washington Commanders. He was a two-way player for West Mecklenburg High School who excelled on both sides of the ball. With 41 receptions for 631 yards in the air and 15 total touchdowns, while being used at multiple positions, Brown was considered the best receiving prospect in North Carolina as a four-star recruit. Dyami Brown decided to keep his talents in North Carolina, committing to UNC.
As a freshman, he was an immediate situational deep threat but didn’t break out until his second year at age 19.8. As a sophomore, Brown led the ACC in college stats with 20.3 yards per reception while setting a school record with 12 receiving touchdowns. He impressed yet again in 2020, becoming the first player in FBS history to have over 20 yards per reception in consecutive seasons. At Brown’s pro day, many wanted elite-level speed, which he didn’t show. Brown’s 4.45 40 resulted in a disappointing 90.2 Speed Score. However, Brown was admired more for his long speed and ability to get behind defenders. Even with poor hands, lack of short-area quickness, and inexperienced route tree, the Commanders took him with the 18th pick in the third round in hopes of finding their field stretcher of the future.
Unfortunately for the Commanders, Brown showed all the negatives of his game with few positives. On just 25 targets, Brown had three drops, resulting in a 11.1-percent drop rate while seeing an above-average catchable target rate for players with similar average target distance. He also only averaged .95 yards per route run and totaled 34 YAC on 12 receptions. After beginning the 2021 season as a starter, Brown soon lost his job to special teams journeyman DeAndre Carter. Brown will have to show he can earn the starting role back, especially with Curtis Samuel returning from injury as well to retain any kind of fantasy value, and the targets he would receive would be what little is leftover after Jahan Dotson and Terry McLaurin command the majority of the passing game. Not even the Eric Bieniemy offseason hype has produced a shift in Dyami Browns sinking ADP, and at this point it would be a miraculous event for Brown to become fantasy relevant.