Weight: 241 pounds
Position Rank: 2
Drafted By: Baltimore Ravens (2nd round, 56th overall)
40 Yard Dash: 4.67
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.5″
Broad Jump: 116″
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Career Highlights (via Kansas State athletic site)
- 2012 All-America and All-Big 12 Candidate
- Bednarik Award Candidate
- Butkus Award Candidate
- Walter Camp Award Candidate
- Rotary Lombardi Award Candidate
- Bronko Nagurski Trophy Candidate
A very talented player who stepped up and became not only a team leader but also one of the top linebackers in the Big 12… A Preseason All-American and First Team All-Big 12 selection by Phil Steele and Athlon… Rated the nation’s fourth-best inside linebacker heading into 2012 and named a Preseason All-Big 12 player by Lindy’s… A two-time team captain.
2011: Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated… Named First Team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches, Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Rivals.com, while he was named the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the league’s coaches, Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and ESPN.com… Was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and was named to the watch lists for the Nagurski and Butkus Awards… Named the Midseason Defensive Player of the Year by ESPN.com and a first team midseason All-American by Phil Steele… Recorded a team-leading 101 tackles, including 9.5 for loss at two sacks… Was the first Wildcat to reach the 100-tackle mark since Brandon Archer in 2006… Finished eighth in the Big 12 in total tackles… Led team with seven tackles in season opener against Eastern Kentucky, including a half sack, and came back with a career-high 12 tackles, including a career-best 2.0 TFLs against Kent State… Registered six tackles, including a half TFL at Miami… Led team with eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks, against No. 15 Baylor… Recorded the first interception of the year on Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Griffin III, which led to the game-winning field goal… It was the only second-half interception thrown by Griffin III all year… Earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors following the game against BU… Tallied at least five tackles in each of the final nine games, including a career-high tying 12 against Iowa State… Set new career best in solo tackles against the Cyclones with nine… Made six spots, including two for losses, in the Cotton Bowl.
2010: Sat out after transferring from the University of Miami.
2009 (Miami): Played in all 12 regular season games and the Champs Sports Bowl… Registered 13 tackles, including a half tackle for loss and recovered one fumble… Had three stops at South Florida and two tackles against both Florida A&M and Central Florida… Recovered fumble came at Wake Forest.
2008 (Miami): Played in 11 games as a freshman, mostly on special teams but saw some action at linebacker against Duke… Had four tackles on the year.
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Brown is one of the top playmakers in the country at the linebacker position, and after sitting out the 2010 season (transferred from Miami) he came out in 2011 and had a huge year for the Kansas State Wildcats. Now he leads an upstart K-State defense that ranks in the top 10, and looks to be one of the top potential linebackers in the class of 2013. He doesn’t have elite size, but he moves around really well for a smaller linebacker. He led the Wildcats in tackles with 101 in 2011 and also added 9.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, as well as an interception. He should be a top 96 pick come April, but teams will have to do some background checks on him as far as maturity is concerned. He has good speed and range, and while he’s not overly big, he is pretty tough and has a nose for the ball. He has the look of a starter at outside linebacker in the NFL.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)