Which School Is The Real “Linebacker U?” We Count Down The Top 25

Flickr/mjurn There is no position on a football field that brings to mind more vibrant images of brutality and fierceness better than the linebacker position. Linebackers are the leaders of their defenses, at both the collegiate and professional levels. Many universities, and one in particular, like to claim to be the best at producing NFL linebackers. We decided to go through and...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas State Releases “It’s All About Family” Hype Video

College football coaches always talk about their team being incredibly close, like a family. In the latest hype video released by Kansas State, “family” is the major theme. The video highlights the team’s unity, and features highlights of some Wildcat legends, like defensive back Terence Newman and linebacker Arthur Brown. There’s also a voiceover from Kansas State coach...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

K-State defense helping Wildcats find a winning track

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State replaced nine starters from a defense that was among the best in the Big 12 last year, including its entire defensive line, two linebackers and three defensive backs. It only stands to reason that there would be growing pains this season. In the opener against North Dakota State, the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3) couldn't stop the lower-division school...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State defense helping Wildcats on winning track

Kansas State replaced nine starters from a defense that was among the best in the Big 12 last year, including its entire defensive line, two linebackers and three defensive backs. It only stands to reason that there'd be growing pains this season. In the opener against North Dakota State, the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3) couldn't stop the lower-division school from marching downfield...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State turns to short tacklers to fill a very big hole

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- There are holes, and then there are tunnels -- vast, yawning chasms with a tollbooth out front. That's the Kansas State defense sans middle linebacker Arthur Brown. The mountain remains, but you can drive a semi right through the heart of it. "He's irreplaceable, in my opinion," says Blake Slaughter, the man who'll get the first crack, at...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Select Arthur Brown In Second Round Of 2013 NFL Draft

2.24 Baltimore Ravens Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State (6-0⅜, 241) With the twenty-fourth selection (56th overall) in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select outside linebacker Arthur Brown from Kansas State.  When I sat down to watch the Kansas State games last season, two players popped out to me: quarterback Collin Klein and linebacker Arthur Brown...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Brilliant trade-up of comp picks lands Arthur Brown (ILB) for Ravens....

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. ...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens find Ray Lewis’ replacement, draft LB Arthur Brown

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown in the second round of this year’s NFL draft. The Ravens will look for Brown to come in and play middle linebacker.  He may have a chance to start in 2013 in an attempt to fill Ray Lewis’ shoes.  Also Rolando McClain may not be around much longer after his latest run in with the police.   Need NFL Tickets?...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Jamie Collins a Future Impact Starter For Patriots

New England pick No. 52; their first overall choice.Player chosen: Jamie CollinsPosition: OLB/DEMeasurements: 6'4", 250 poundsThis is a need pick and he is a perfect fit for the Patriots, who have a plethora of inside linebackers but very few impact outside linebackers who can rush the passer and disrupt running backs in the backfield.Hopefully he is able to cover both running...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Best Available Players: Top 50

Second-Round Mock Draft Third-Round Mock Draft Player School Position Height Weight 1. Geno Smith West Virginia QB 6’2 218 2. Manti Te’o Notre Dame ILB 6’1 241 3. Justin Hunter Tennessee WR 6’4 196 4. Arthur Brown Kansas State LB 6’0 241 5. Keenan Allen  CAL WR 6’2 206 6. Robert...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Top day two NFL draft prospects

Below is my list of the top NFL draft prospect for day two. 1. Manti Te’o (MLB) -Notre Dame 2. Arthur Brown (OLB)-Kansas State 3. Matt Barkley (QB)-USC 4. Kevin Minter (MLB)-LSU 5. Barrett Jones (C)-Alabama 6. John Cyprien (SS)-Florida Int 7. Tyler Wilson (QB)-Arkansas 8. Eddie Lacy (RB)-Alabama 9. Jesse Williams (NT)-Alabama 10. Damontre Moore (DE)-Texas A&M 11. Jamar Taylor...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Players Detroit Lions Should Consider in Round 2 of 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions used their first-round pick on DE Ziggy Ansah. They’re back on the clock at No. 36 overall on Friday (barring a trade). What might they do there? Here’s a look at five options: • Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State: Sure, the Lions already took a DE in Round 1, but if Carradine is healthy (he tore his ACL in Novemeber) he might be even more productive than...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 Players Who Could Draw Interest by Team

If the Jaguars become active players in the Draft, could we see then try and trade back into the first round?General manager David Caldwell has been steadfast in his claim the team wants to keep its future picks and not give anything away in this Draft that might jeopardize the team’s future.A very commendable attribute for a man trying to protect his team from possible disaster...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

My Favorite Prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft

I wanted to kick off draft day with a post. Stay tuned and check back during the rest of the day on 85% Sports for our coverage of the draft. This list includes some prospects who are the best of the best at their position while others are ones who I think are underrated.  I believe each of these players will have some sort of success in the NFL. QB: EJ Manuel QB, Florida State...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Final Version

The 2013 NFL Draft is a mere day away so now it is time to reveal my final 2013 NFL Mock Draft (see previous here, here, here, and here). I didn’t project any trade since it’s nearly impossible to do, but expect a lot of action on Thursday night. The top of the draft should see some trades with teams hot in pursuit of the top 3 tackles. Beware of teams like the San Francisco...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Arthur Brown is The Best Linebacker in The 2013 NFL Draft

Sometimes, players have to fall from grace to truly see how great others are. This might not be the case for Arthur Brown, but the recent events involving Mani Te'o have not hurt the Kansas State linebacker's rise on many draft boards with the NFL Draft just three days away.At 6'1" and 241 pounds, Brown was a catalyst for the Kansas State football team that was more...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Dolphins, Browns, Jets, Cardinals

Dolphins Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland isn’t “isn’t totally in love” with the idea of drafting Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson, even at No. 12 overall. Ireland reportedly “likes” Johnson, but has questions regarding his overall game. Ireland also sees some concerns as to how Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes would fit into their...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Arthur Brown’s Speed, Ability in Coverage May Pique Patriots’ Interest in Draft

The Patriots have one of the best groups of linebackers in the NFL, but they do still have a need at the position. Jerod Mayo had finished third in the league in total tackles (147) and was selected to his second Pro Bowl in 2012. Brandon Spikes had something of a breakout season with a career-high 92 tackles and quickly asserted himself as a force against the run. Then there was...
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State's Brown turning heads at perfect time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The book in April 2012 said this, on giant stone tablets chiseled by Mel Kipers hair: 6-foot-0.5, 210 pounds 40 time: 4.58 Lacks size and overmatched by opponents not a strong tackler with the ability to bring ballcarriers down on initial contact swallowed up by blocks and struggles getting through the trash. The book in April 2013 says this, same tablets,...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Draft Reports: Arthur Brown Scouting Report

The Chicago Bears are in the market for young linebacker depth and in this draft there are a number of quality fast linebackers who could fit into the Cover-2 scheme.  The Bears thus far have privately worked out and interviewed a minimum of eight early to middle round linebacker prospects.  One of the most popular prospects whose stock has been on the rise is Arthur Brown of Kansas...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Bring Kansas State Linebacker Arthur Brown in for Visit

Linebacker isn’t exactly a huge need for the Patriots this offseason, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t evaluating the position. The Patriots hosted Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown on a draft visit on Monday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Brown spent two fruitless years at Miami (Fla.) to start his college career before transferring to Kansas State and finishing...
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Outside Linebackers: Brown, Moore, Jones, Mingo, Jordan

Not much of a surprise, but we were the website that called Von Miller a few years ago despite many analysts dubbing him a one trick pony, whose limited pass rush moves would eventually catch up to him and make him lesser than what most GM's were valuing him to be. Now, the experts in linebackers bring you the 5 best 2013 NFL Draft outside linebackers to be next in line for greatness...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Top Outside Linebackers & Where They Might End Up

It is now exactly two weeks until the 2013 NFL Draft and the free agency shuffle has mostly settled. Team needs and where they might be headed in the draft are becoming more clear. Unlike the draft the past few seasons, this one seems to be wide open. A prospect could be in the top five in one mock and fall out of the top twenty in another. So while I will continue to release my...
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Draft Notes: Formulating a Draft Strategy Part Two

Continuing scenarios that might crop up for the Bears during the 2013 draft we continue formulating the Bears' draft strategy in the second part.   With Emery open to trading down to collect more draft picks the Bears need to focus on who they can draft in the late  half of the first round.  We've already identified the needs on this team (CB, WR, DT, OG, OC, LB)  so...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2013 NFL Draft Targets

The Bears have their eyes on Manti Te'o (Robin Alam / Icon SMI) In my last two articles, I've covered plenty of NFC North Free Agency news. And, certainly plenty on the Bears in particular. So let's get down to some draft picks! After all, April 25th will be here before we know it. Here's a look at who I think the Chicago Bears should be putting these hats on for...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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