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Arthur Brown's draft stock has steadily risen since the draft process began.
After anchoring the 2012 defense that won the Big 12 title, Brown may be tasked with something much bigger at the NFL level: replacing Ray Lewis.
According to both Bleacher Report and NFL.com's mock draft, Brown is projected to be the 32nd overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens.
Brown's stock has steadily risen since the draft process began.
He is considered a bit undersized for most linebackers at 6'0" and 241 pounds, but that hasn't limited his playmaking ability. Last season, he had 100 tackles for the Kansas State Wildcats.
For two straight seasons, Brown was also the first guy in the country to pick off the conference's best QB prospect. In 2011 against Baylor, Brown was on the receiving end of Robert Griffin III's first interception of the season. Then in 2012, Brown hauled in a tipped ball to deliver Geno Smith's first pick of the year.
A transfer from Miami, Brown proved to be one of the best players for the Wildcats. He was mostly overshadowed by the success of his offensive counterpart, QB Collin Klein.
But if Brown is selected in the first round, he will be the first Wildcat to do so since 2009, when Josh Freeman was taken by the Buccaneers.