The Baltimore Ravens have made their second selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, taking ILB Arthur Brown from Kansas State University here in the 2nd round, 56th overall.

Moving up to get Brown, the Ravens traded their original 2nd round pick (62nd) 5th (165th) and 6th (199th) round picks to the Seattle Seahawks to land Brown, who’s listed at 6’0″, 241 pounds.

Brown was a two-time captain at Kansas State, starting every game at inside or outside linebacker in 2012, collecting 100 total tackles and a sack.

The Ravens love his athleticism and say he has all the intangibles to be an every-down linebacker in the NFL. According to the team, he was a player they coveted and was on their board as a 1st-round selection, but used a compensatory pick on him in the 2nd round.

The knock on Arthur Brown is he is undersized at the middle linebacker position, but plays bigger than his size with his strong upper body and his overall physicality.

According to Ravens Assistant GM, Eric DeCosta, they love how much of a hard worker Brown is and has good speed to run from sideline to sideline. He does not shy away from contact and can play in coverage during passing situations.

He’ll get an opportunity in camp to fill the shoes of Ray Lewis at middle linebacker for the Ravens.


Here are some tweets about Arthur Brown: