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Arthur Brown | Linebacker

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Kansas State
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Ravens second-year ILB Arthur Brown bulked up over the offseason.
Brown weighed 241 at the 2013 Combine and is listed at 235 on the Ravens' website. He's competing with first-round rookie C.J. Mosley for the starting job next to Daryl Smith, but is expected to lose out and operate as a nickel linebacker. Most of Brown's contributions will come on special teams. Jul 11 - 9:21 AM

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After drafting C.J. Mosley, the Ravens plan to use 2013 second-round pick Arthur Brown as a nickel linebacker.

Daryl Smith and Mosley are expected to be the starters in 2014, but the Ravens envision Mosley and Brown as their long-term inside linebackers. Baltimore's defense will be better by getting Josh Bynes out of the rotation. Brown primarily played nickel linebacker in 2013, managing 15 tackles across 14 games.
Source: ESPN.com
May 9 - 4:21 PM

Ravens ILB Arthur Brown is tentatively penciled in as a three-down player.

Jameel McClain has signed with the Giants and Josh Bynes projects as a situational player. It leaves Brown, who was mostly a nickel linebacker as a rookie, as a leading candidate for a starting role next to Daryl Smith. Already a plus pass defender, Brown would bring tackle upside into the season if he doesn't rotate out on run downs. The former two-time All-Big 12 selection has breakout candidate appeal in IDP circles pending his role.
Apr 21 - 9:56 AM

Coach John Harbaugh expects Arthur Brown to win a starting inside linebacker job in 2014.

A favorite of the draftnik community a year ago, Brown surprisingly slipped to the second round and then underwent sports hernia surgery. He ended up as a strict reserve, playing just 211 snaps and compiling a mere 15 tackles in 14 games. With a full offseason to earn his stripes, Brown shouldn't have a problem beating out Josh Bynes and Jameel McClain.
Jan 8 - 11:01 AM

Ravens rookie ILB Arthur Brown is full-go at training camp after missing some offseason work following sports hernia surgery.

Brown did get in some individual drill work at OTAs. Described as a "sudden" athlete with "striking ability" by NFL Films' Greg Cosell, Brown will immediately add thump to the interior of Baltimore's defense, where he'll help replace Ray Lewis. Those are big shoes to fill, but Brown's on-field playing personality is highly composed and professional. We believe he'll prove up to the task.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Ravens second-round ILB Arthur Brown (sports hernia) was participating in individual drills at minicamp Thursday.

Brown isn't 100 percent yet, but this puts him well on track to be ready when training camp opens. It's great news for the Ravens, who are counting on the talented rookie to help fill Ray Lewis' shoes. Brown is a sneaky candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Ravens rookie LB Arthur Brown is recovering on schedule from sports hernia surgery.

Brown is slated to start at inside linebacker next to Jameel McClain, and told reporters he's on schedule to be 100 percent for the beginning of training camp. He has the talent to be an impact player as a rookie.
Fri, May 31, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Ravens signed second-round ILB Arthur Brown to a four-year contract.

Brown was viewed by many as a first-round prospect as a fast, rangy, sideline-to-sideline linebacker. He recently underwent sports-hernia surgery and will be on the shelf for four-to-six weeks. Brown is questionable for the start of training camp, but he's still penciled in as a starting inside 'backer.
Thu, May 23, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Ravens second-round LB Arthur Brown is recovering from sports-hernia surgery, and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

It means Brown should miss next month's minicamp, and is questionable for the start of training camp. It's a minor blow to the Ravens' inside linebacker corps on the heels of Rolando McClain's retirement as they look to replace Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe. The good news is, Brown is in no danger of missing regular-season games, and should get plenty of reps in the preseason. He's just losing some helpful development time. Brown is still going to start as a rookie.
Wed, May 22, 2013 02:16:00 PM

SI's Peter King reports LB Arthur Brown was "going to be" the Texans' pick at No. 57 before the Ravens traded up to get him.

Per King, the Broncos also had interest in Brown at No. 58. Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome had to give up the No. 165 and 199 picks to move up just six spots, but it will be well worth it if Brown steps into a starting role as a rookie. Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris considered Brown a top-10 overall talent.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Baltimore director of college scouting Joe Hortiz compares No. 56 pick Arthur Brown’s skill set to 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman.

"He’s just a really instinctive player that plays hard every snap," Hortiz said. "He finds his way to the ball and shows very good speed." The Ravens entered the draft with a glaring need at inside linebacker following Ray Lewis’ retirement, Dannell Ellerbe’s departure, and Jameel McClain still recovering from a spinal cord contusion. Baltimore did sign ILB Rolando McClain, but his recent off-field issues bode poorly for his future with the team.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Ravens traded up to select Kansas State ILB Arthur Brown with the No. 56 overall pick, sending the Nos. 62, 165, and 199 picks to the Seahawks.

The Ravens stop Brown's slide. He was viewed by many as a first-round prospect. Brown (6-foot, 241) earned 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, tallying a team-best 100 tackles -- seven for loss -- and two interceptions in the middle of Kansas State's 4-3 defense. Brown ran forty times of 4.67 and 4.68 at his Pro Day and performed 21 reps on the bench. Based strictly on tape study, Rotoworld prospects guru Josh Norris considered Brown a top-10 overall player in this draft for his stack-and-shed ability, consistent physicality, and range in coverage. He should immediately step in as a starting inside linebacker in Baltimore.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:13:00 PM

NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline has heard from "several people on the inside" that Kansas State LB Arthur Brown is a "definite" first-round pick.

Pauline suggests Brown's first-round presence would knock Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and/or LSU's Kevin Minter into the second frame. Brown is definitely a better player than Te'o, and he is more explosive than Minter. He's a prime candidate to be drafted at all of the spots popularly suggested for Te'o: The Giants at No. 19, Bears at 20, Vikings at Nos. 23 and 25, and Ravens at 32d overall.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Kansas State LB Arthur Brown ran forty times in the 4.58-4.62 range at the Wildcats' Pro Day.

Brown didn't work out at the Combine due to a shoulder injury. He proceeded to "blow up" his Pro Day workout, according to NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline, tipping the scales at 6-foot-1, 236 and repping 225 pounds 21 times on the bench press. He was reportedly "sensational" in drill work. Writes Pauline of Brown, "We are hearing late-first round is now a possibility."
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 03:12:00 PM

According to NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline, "concerns are being raised" at the Combine about Kansas State LB Arthur Brown's shoulder.

The shoulder injury forced Brown out of last month's Senior Bowl. It appears MRIs in Indy have revealed a concerning injury. Brown has second-round tape, but it remains to be seen whether his medical will allow for that high a grade.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 10:06:00 AM

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