Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 4/27/13
Super-cool maneuvering by the Ravens draft team to land a sliding talent in Arthur Brown...           The Ravens traded up in the second round and drafted inside linebacker Arthur Brown out of Kansas State with the 56th-overall pick. Baltimore gave up a fifth-round (No. 165) and sixth-round pick (No. 199) to move up six spots and take Brown. Brown is considered a plug-and-play linebacker who could step in and potentially start at Ray Lewis’ old spot in the middle of the defense. “He’s a guy that we coveted,” Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta said. “We thought he was one of the best inside linebackers in this year’s draft.” Adding Brown and first-round safety Matt Elam allows the Ravens to address two of their most glaring needs at the top of the draft. They came into this year’s draft looking to strengthen the middle of their defense after losing Lewis, Ed Reed, Bernard Pollard and Dannell Ellerbe, and their first two picks go a long way...
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