Baron Browning is one of the best pure athletes in this draft, as he demonstrated at his combine where he posted a 9.98/10 RAS score. Add in his impressive 6-foot-3, 245 pound frame, and he’s drawn some comparisons to former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins. Browning is a true three-down linebacker that can compete in every element. He’s effective against the run, can rush the passer, and made major strides in his coverage skills in 2020. So why can the Patriots get him as late as the third round? While he possesses all those abilities, they don’t appear regularly on his tape. He struggled with consistency throughout his college career, and that erratic play will give teams pause. It likely puts him a tier below some of the comparable linebackers in this draft, such as Tulsa’s Zaven Collins and Kentucky’s Jamin Davis. Still, Browning is the kind of moldable, high-ceiling player the Patriots have moved up to get in the past. If he slips, it’s not unrealistic to think Bill Belichick will try to take advantage.