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Ji’Ayir Brown explains how George Kittle gave him his ‘Welcome to the NFL’ moment

It came on a route that Kittle just scored on against Seattle in Week 14

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

49ers safety Ji’Ayir Brown is off to a promising start to his career. He makes plays and has a nose for the football. It’s evident that the Niners third-round rookie safety is ready to contribute to one of the best defenses in the NFL and do so at a high level.

Joining Richard Sherman on his podcast, Brown was asked when he had his “Welcome to the NFL moment,” something that happens to every rookie. Brown’s came in training camp:

“It was [George] Kittle, man. He’s so crafty. It was definitely Kittle. He’s so crafty. His speed? He can run. He can run, man. He beat me on one of his favorite routes. That little stock-wheel route (think the touchdown that Kittle scored on against the Seahawks), where he acts like he’s blocking you then he just gets outta there. I knew it was coming, but the burst that he has. He took up off at that sideline, and I’m like, ‘yo you faster than what people think, man.’ So that was my welcome to the NFL moment right there.”

Sherman added, “he does all that laughing and smiling, but he’s mean, he’s aggressive and he’s strong.

Check out the rest of the interview as Brown talks about his big play against Seattle, first career interception, Steve Wilks, Brock Purdy, and Kyle Shanahan.