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The New York Giants just added an influx of size and intrigue to their wide receiver room, claiming ex-Cleveland Browns wideout Tony Brown off of waivers.

Brown, an undrafted free-agent out of Colorado from the 2020 NFL Draft class, comes in with favorable measurables, standing at 6-foot-1-inch and weighing a smidge under 200-pounds.

Good enough to already entrench him as one of Big Blue’s taller receivers on their depth chart.

However, it’s Brown’s production from his Colorado days that make him an exciting developmental player for Daniel Jones and the G-Men’s passing attack.

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Brown Gave Shenault Jr. a Run for His Money as Colorado’s WR1

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Giants fans may know Laviska Shenault Jr. as the prospect who Pro Football Focus compared to Saquon Barkley. Others likely caught wind of the highly-thought of receiver prior to last college football season when Bleacher Report anointed him the next Julio Jones. However, you crumble it, the new Jacksonville Jaguars receiver was a blue-chip prospect in many’s eyes prior to injury concerns forcing him to slide to the second-round of last April’s NFL Draft.

Yet, during Shenault Jr.’s final season with the Buffaloes his production was nearly met, and in some categories surpassed, by the UDFA Brown.

Brown spent the first two seasons of his college career at Texas Tech, where he was used sparingly, catching a combined 27 passes and just one touchdown from 2015 through 2016. However, Brown’s career took a turn for the best when the California native opted to transfer back west and play out his final two years of eligibility at Colorado.

In 2018, his first season with the Buffs, Brown posted then career-highs in receptions (32) and yards (333) only to crush those numbers 2019. Brown finished this past season with 707 receiving yards on 56 receptions, tied for the team lead alongside Sheanult. His five touchdowns on the season outpaced all Colorado pass-catchers, including Shenault.

According to NFLMocks.com, Brown improved his reception percentage from slightly over 50% while at Texas Tech to nearly 67% his first year at Colorado. In 2019, that number jumped another 13%.

Brown is clearly not the athletic specimen that Shenault is, his 4.65 40-yard dash at this year’s combine demonstrate that. His lack of speed also led to struggles separating at times while at Colorado. With that said, his production along with the school’s willingness to feature him in the passing game, even while playing alongside a player who at the time many pegged as a future top-10 lock, speaks volumes to the trust they had in him.

In New York, Brown will not only have to earn Daniel Jones’ trust if he hopes to hold on to a roster spot, but also beat out a plethora of fellow receivers in the midst. Brown joins the likes of Corey Coleman, Da’Mari Scott, Cody Core, Amba Etta-Tawo, Alex Bachman, David Sills, as well as UDFAs Austin Mack, Victor Binjimen and Derrick Dillon in a battle for the final two or three WR spots.

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Seven Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week

This week, you can roam freely around the world — without leaving the comfort of your couch. Explore Brazilian dance, remember past football glories, dive into Colorado water issues or learn more about the role of racism on mental health. And if you're willing to venture outside, you'll find dinosaurs on the plains of Aurora.

Here are seven of the best free events in and around town over the next five days.

Sans Souci Dance Festival
Monday, August 10 through August 24
The seventeenth season of the Sans Souci Dance Festival is the second collaboration with Grupo Dançaberta (Campinas, SP, Brazil); there will be four virtual screenings and a series of lectures, workshops, discussions and more with a wide variety of contributing artists and experts in the field. All events are free, and all but one — a drive-in movie — are online. Find the full schedule at sanssoucifest.org.

Water & Energy in Colorado: Emulsifying Two Great Challenges in Four Parts
Tuesday, August 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., and three subsequent sessions

The Colorado Scientific Society, in collaboration with the Center of the American West and hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is sponsoring a symposium on the science and cultural issues at the interface between water and energy in Colorado. Dr. Patricia Limerick will moderate panels on August 11, August 13, August 18 and August 20; the virtual program is free, but registration is required at centerwest.org.

Lowry Speaker Series
Tuesday, August 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Rosyln Street

Scott Perry, the author of NFL Since 1970: The Ultimate Visual and Historical Standings Reference, will provide an overview of NFL highlights since the AFL/NFL merger fifty years ago. You can attend in person (limited room) or watch on Zoom; reservations are required at lowryfoundation.org.

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Black Male Mental Health, Trauma, and Resilience
Wednesday, August 12, noon to 2 p.m.
Dazzle, 1512

The second panel in this series will focus on the recycling of trauma, the role it plays and the toll it takes on  mental health. Halim Ali will moderate a panel that includes Michael Acuna, Randall S. Craven (Ab Men Metu),
Amir X and Ronnie Qi Harvey. The event is free, and you can attend in-person at Dazzle or virtually. Find out more or sign up on Facebook.

Pictures on the Plains
Wednesday, August 12, doors open at 5 p.m.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Avenue
Watch Jurassic Park from a socially distanced pod on the grass (so bring your own blankets and lawn chairs). There's a pre-movie concert with Strings and the Box at 6:30; the movie starts rolling at 8:30 p.m.. Admission is free, but reservations are required at arapahoecountyfair.com.

Community Conversations: Injustice, Race, and Rape
Thursday, August 13, 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Moving to End Sexual Assault will bring together a panel of local experts to discuss how ending sexual violence also means confronting racism and injustice. The lineup includes Saoirse Maloney, board member on the Trans Steering and Events Committee of OutBoulder County; Derek McCoy, Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment’s Prevention Director; Beatriz Sanchez, creator on the Crown Institute’s Mind Body Voice Youth Team; and Annika Spilde, member of Boulder Valley School District’s Youth Advocating for Change. Register for this free virtual event here.

Stories on Stage 20th Anniversary Party
Friday, August 14, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Stories on Stage, hear stories from your favorite actors (including GerRee Hinshaw), and be there when the next season of this Boulder tradition is revealed. This virtual event is free; the first fifty to sign up will be entered into a door-prize drawing. Register at storiesonstage.org.

Know of a great event in or around Denver? Send information to editorial@westword.com.

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