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Undrafted free agent signings 2014: Corey "Philly" Brown signs with Panthers

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After not being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ohio State wide receiver Philly Brown is headed to a great situation to potentially be a weapon for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Philly Brown with his former position coach, Darrell Hazell.
Philly Brown with his former position coach, Darrell Hazell.
Joe Robbins

Though many would probably have considered Corey Brown, aka "Philly", the Buckeyes' most reliable offensive weapon outside of all-Big Ten quarterback Braxton Miller and running back Carlos Hyde, the at times mercurial wide receiver found himself not chosen during the three days of the 2014 NFL Draft.

After surveying his options and finding a destination which gives him a strong chance to have a sustained NFL career, Philly will kick things off professionally at the Carolina Panthers' forthcoming rookie mini-camp. Brown may have his best shot to contribute early on special teams where he starred for the Buckeyes throughout his college career.

Besides his propensity to speak sans filter (which was great if you were media covering him, but not ideal for coaches and teammates at times), the arguably biggest knock on Brown is his size. Others felt Brown didn't get off the line of scrimmage quick enough to be an impact player at the next level, though it certainly didn't stop him from starting at the Pivot position, previously manned by now Seattle Seahawk Percy Harvin while he was in a similar offense at Florida.

Combine results

Height: 5'11

Weight: 178 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds

Bench press: Didn't lift

Vertical jump: 33 inches

Broad jump: 9'08

20-yard shuttle: 4.22

3-cone drill: 7.16