The Big East's best: No. 15, Tim Brown

A postseason ranking of the Big East's Top 30 players ...

No. 15


BrownTim Brown, WR, Rutgers, Sr.

Preseason rank: NR

Why him here: For much of his career, Brown played the role of complementary receiver alongside Tiquan Underwood and Kenny Britt. As a senior, he was asked to be a true No. 1, and there were some questions as to whether a guy his size (he's listed at just 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds) could pull that off.

Brown answered that question with an emphatic yes in 2009. Despite playing with a rookie quarterback and no other experienced receivers around him, he had 1,150 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while averaging 20.9 yards per catch. He would have had even more had he not been hobbled by an injury late in the year. His season highlight was a grab-and-go 81-yard touchdown in the final minute to beat UConn.

Brown finished his career with over 2,200 yards receiving while averaging more than 19 yards per catch. The only question now is whether he can make it at the next level. He's not a big guy, but he just make plays.


No. 16: Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut

No. 17: Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse

No. 18: Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut

No. 19: Tom Savage, QB, Rutgers

No. 20: Andre Dixon, RB, Connecticut

No. 21: Bill Stull, QB, Pittsburgh

No. 22: Nate Allen, S, South Florida

No. 23: Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut

No. 24: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

No. 25: Jarrett Brown, QB, West Virginia

No. 26: George Selvie, DE, South Florida

No. 27: Kion Wilson, LB, South Florida

No. 28: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh

No. 29: Lindsey Witten, DE, Connecticut

No. 30: Jeff Linkenbach, OT, Cincinnati