Kansas State middle linebacker Arthur Brown has been a name linked to the Bengals in several mock drafts, though most of them were as a first-round selection. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah is hearing that Brown may actually be viewed as a second-third round prospect:
Brown lacks ideal size, but he still excites evaluators. His production is outstanding, and he is described as an ideal fit at Will linebacker in a 4-3 defense. One scouting source compared him favorably to Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David. Brown is currently slotted to go late in the second or early in the third round.
If the Bengals could get a player the caliber of Brown in the late second-round, it would likely end up being one of the biggest steals of the draft.