Amon-Ra St. Brown goes all the way in on the Commanders for passing on him

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Amon-Ra St. Brown can recite the wide receivers taken before him in the 2021 draft and surely the teams they went to, and in Week 2 those things came together.

Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown knows what the 16 wide receivers taken before him in the 2021 NFL Draft are doing, and we have visual evidence he can recite them all if called upon to do so via a memorable “Hard Knocks” segment.

In Week 2, St. Brown and the Lions played the Washington Commanders. St. Brown of course had a huge game, with nine receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns long with 68 rushing yards for good measure to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

The Commanders were one of the teams who took a wide receiver who wasn’t St. Brown in the 2021 draft. They selected North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown in the third round (82nd overall), 30 picks and four more wide receivers before the Lions took St. Brown.

Amon-Ra St. Brown goes all-in with shade for the Commanders, Dyami Brown

St. Brown is intrinsically motivated by his draft fall, with the teams that passed on him and the players taken before him on his mind when the moment is right. He spoke to the media on Wednesday, and the Commanders/Brown naturally came up.

"The draft, it is what it is,” St. Brown said. “Even the Commanders, they got a guy before me over there. I believe his name is Dyami Brown. I don’t know how many catches he had. You guys can probably tell me that. Or how many yards he had. I don’t forget things like that. I see him across the sideline from where I’m standing during the game, and I’m going to give every team hell.”"

So was St. Brown watching Brown?

"I didn’t see him in the game much,” St. Brown did."

There’s a reason St. Brown didn’t see Brown very much last Sunday. He played one offensive snap, and seven special teams snaps. He has 12 catches for 165 yards in his career.

St. Brown knew Dyami Brown’s name, so he stretched in hyberbole by saying “I believe his name is Dyami Brown.”

The Commanders aren’t the only team that regrets passing on St. Brown. But he took the easy and proper opportunity to hammer them, and by connection Brown. The Lions’ next opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, also didn’t escape his attention.

"They didn’t (draft a wide receiver), no, but they didn’t draft me, either. I know they had some picks in there.”"

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