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Accountant becomes NFL's unlikeliest draft pick

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11:00 AM ET 05.06 | The last time Les Brown caught a touchdown pass, he was a lanky all-state wide receiver in Salt Lake City. After high school, Brown played basketball for three years at Utah's Westminster College before he became buried by paperwork for two years as an accountant in a private equity firm. His memories of playing football faded. Then, a little more than a week ago, the 24-year-old Brown, after months of intensive training and an eye-opening performance at Brigham Young's pro day, found himself as perhaps the unlikeliest of the 64 players on the field as the Miami Dolphins opened voluntary workouts. Brown has been out of football so long that his return does not really classify as a comeback; surely no one at the professional level had heard of him before March 29. On that day, Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and recorded a 39-inch vertical leap to draw the interest of a half-dozen teams, including the Super Bowl champion Giants.

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Joe Philbin, AP Joe Philbin, AP
May 6, 2012  11:06 AM ET

soooooo?

May 6, 2012  11:10 AM ET

Sure the guy can probably run a fast 40 and jump a high vertical, but the real question is, will he help the Dolphins weak offense? It looks like desperation.

May 6, 2012  11:11 AM ET

At least it gives the rest of us bean counters some hope.....

May 6, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

At least it gives the rest of us bean counters some hope.....

And, if you're going to be counting beans, why not do it in Miama, especially with all the big names tied into that organization. Way to spin yourself into a new career.

May 6, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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...but the real question is, will he help the Dolphins weak offense?

More like will this weak thread help FN, Stu...

I think no.

May 6, 2012  11:38 AM ET

It just goes to show you that Les Brown is really More Brown!

May 6, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Nobody knows if he can catch a ball or block, but damn....he sure can run in a straight line without pads on. Seriously though, how much credibility does this give the Dolphins organization...its pathetic.

May 6, 2012  01:04 PM ET

"Hey, Les, instead of two-a-days, how about you come over to the front office and give us some advice on restructuring some of these contracts...."

In other news, the New Orleans Saints are working out Electronic Warfare guys from Cal Tech and MIT.

May 6, 2012  01:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nobody knows if he can catch a ball or block, but damn....he sure can run in a straight line without pads on. Seriously though, how much credibility does this give the Dolphins organization...its pathetic.

C'mon poutine the problem isn't that he can't catch or block it's that the interns headline reads "draft pick" this guy is a street free agent it's at least the second thread on one (youtbe QB being the other) this one is so 'Night Train" Lane

May 6, 2012  01:09 PM ET

They might be drumming up this potential 'feel good story' to get the Hard Knocks folks interested.

May 6, 2012  03:35 PM ET

First thing he will do is inventory the clip boards and tape rolls

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May 6, 2012  08:21 PM ET
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<Throws tomatos at Dagweed>

I can use all da Tomatos he can throw in my Italian Restaurant!!!

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