Ex-Nebraska football star hoping pro day gives him an NFL Draft boost

  • Omar Brown didn't get invited to the NFL combine so he's found other ways to campaign.
  • His Nebraska football pro day could serve as an entry to the league.
Nov 11, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Omar Brown (12) during the
Nov 11, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Omar Brown (12) during the / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

When Omar Brown announced he was officially headed to the NFL, the former Nebraska football star probably thought he’d eventually garner an invite to the NFL Combine. However, like all the other Huskers who are done with their playing days in Lincoln, the defensive back's invite never came.

Because of that, he’s had to work extra hard to prove he’s worth a draft pick. That most recently meant showing up at the Nebraska football pro day and trying to set himself apart. The good news there is that the former transfer player did indeed show at the his Pro Day. 

Eric Galko a scout who works with the Shrine Bow, recently took to social media to hype Brown up. The scout first pointed out that Omar Brown being snubbed by the combine was notable in part because there are plenty of NFL teams that are interested in the safety.

He then posted that Brown had a good all-around day. 

Among the numbers that Omar Brown put up in his individual tryout were:

  • 4.53 forty time at 205 pounds
  • 1.53 ten-yard split (good for the 92nd % among safeties)
  • 6.97 three-cone

Ex-Nebraska football star impresses during his Pro Day tryout

Galko then went on to sing the former Husker’s praises in part because of what he’d seen the player do at the Shrine Bowl and the practices surrounding the game.

“Brown is a sure tackling, efficient safety with nickel ability, and can win in the box and in matchup coverage downfield. Day 3 pick who can come in and be a team’s third safety/sixth DB as a rookie with his size, movement and football IQ.”

During the 2023 regular season, Brown racked up 51 tackles, 1 interception, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He was also among the three highest-rated Nebraska football defenders by PFF’s metrics.