Arthur Brown is probably one Baltimore's more interesting draft picks, in that his collegiate career was a tale of two stories. After an unsuccessful two-year stint with the University of Miami from 2008 to 2009 marked by less-than-stellar performance and alleged involvement in the infamous Nevin Shapiro scandal, Brown elected to transfer to Kansas State after his sophomore year. After sitting out the 2010 season under the NCAA's transfer rules, Brown's fortunes quickly turned around in his two years at KSU; becoming one of the best linebackers to ever put on a Wildcats helmet and eventually the 56th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
|2011*||Kansas State||Big 12||JR||LB||57||44||101||9.5||2.0||1||10||10.0||0||3||0||0||0||0|
|2012*||Kansas State||Big 12||SR||LB||65||35||100||7.0||1.0||2||37||18.5||1||6||0||0||0||0|
Honors and Achievements:
Brown's stellar play during his time at Kansas State certainly did not go unnoticed. In fact, by the time he declared for the NFL Draft, he was as decorated of a prospect as anyone. His honors include:
-Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year (2011)
-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
*Brown became the third Kansas State Wildcat to win this award with the other two being Terrence Newman (2002) and Mark Simoneau (1999).
-Two-time first-team All-Big 12 (2011 and 2012)
-First-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report and Football Writers Association (2012)
-Second-team All-American by the Associated Press and Walter Camp Foundation (2012)
-Semi-finalist for the Bednarik Award (nation's best defensive player) in 2011 and 2012
-First Wildcat since Josh Buhl (2003) to record at least 100 tackles in back-to-back season
Like Matt Elam, Brown is a smaller defender (standing 6-foot-0, 242 pounds) whose draft-stock slipped a bit due to his height. Also like Elam, however, Brown makes up for his height with his ball skills. Brown is extremely solid in coverage, and is as close to a sure-tackle as you can get in the open field. His versatility is perhaps his greatest asset, which is becoming an extremely valuable asset in today's NFL which features more complicated offensive schemes than ever before. Brown's playing style has drawn comparisons to players like Seattle's Bobby Wagner and San Francisco's NaVorro Bowman, who both share a skill-set and physique similar to Brown's.
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