With Las Vegas Raiders training camp fully underway, new linebacker Jayon Brown spoke with the media recently, where he touched on several subjects. Among the topics, Brown shared his thoughts on fellow teammate Denzel Perryman, along with some of his UCLA brethren.
Brown was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2017, but he now plays for the Silver and Black. As a former Bruin, he’s playing alongside several players hailing from the same college. He was actually asked about the prospect of building a UCLA-like foundation within the Raiders.
“It’s great. We have a few UCLA guys in here and they’re doing well so we just have to keep building it, holding it down for Bruin Nation.”
The UCLA guys that Brown is referring to are two O-line starters in Kolton Miller and Andre James. Brown’s resume as a Bruin is noteworthy as well. He led the Pac-12 in total tackles back in 2016 with 119. He was also in the conference’s top 10 for interceptions with three. As an interesting tidbit, Brown has recorded an interception in every year as a professional.
For all of you UCLA and USC fans, Browns was also asked about the major news surrounding the Pac-12 and the futures of those schools with regard to moving to the Big Ten.
“I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully, we can get a Pac-12 Championship before that move happens. As long as we keep beating SC [University of Southern California], I’m happy.”
Raiders Camp: Is Jayon Brown staying hydrated playing with Denzel Perryman?
Brown joins a linebacker group that features 2021 Pro Bowler Denzel Perryman. A late addition last offseason, Perryman blossomed with the Silver and Black. Becoming a defensive leader on a unit that’s making a shift in philosophy under new coordinator Patrick Graham Brown was asked about what it’s like to play with Perryman, a player that’s become one of the organization’s most popular.
“He’s very high energy, like myself. There are a lot of fun guys in that locker room, and especially in our linebacker room as well. I’m liking it.”
Currently a starter on the team’s first depth chart ahead of Thursday’s preseason game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s unclear if he’ll see much action in Canton. He’s eager to help this Raiders team to another level, such as being a perennial playoff team, as was the case with his first team. That journey will finally begin this week.
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