September 1, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers linebacker Zaviar Gooden (25) runs with the ball after an interception against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions during the first quarter at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

K-State's Arthur Brown, Mizzou's Zaviar Gooden Drafted

Oct 13, 2012; Ames, Iowa, USA; Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Arthur Brown (4) gets set on defense against Iowa State Cyclones during the first half at Jack Trice Stadium. Kansas State defeated Iowa State 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Another good day for the local schools as Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown and Missouri outside linebacker Zaviar Gooden were each drafted on day two of the NFL draft.

Brown, a player some thought could go in the first round of the draft, fell to the Baltimore Ravens with the 56th overall pick in the draft. Brown will likely now fill the role left open by the retiring Ray Lewis, which are pretty big shoes for him to fill. Still, Brown has the talent and the mentality to do very well in Baltimore and should fit right into the scheme that made the Ravens Super Bowl champions a little under three months ago.

Gooden was the last pick of the day – third round, 97th overall – by the Tennessee Titans. He put up excellent number at the NFL combine last month, clocking in with the best 40-yard dash time and bench press reps of any of the draft’s outside linebackers, which helped boost his stock. He will provide a lot of speed an athleticism to the Titans defense along with playmaking ability.

The selection makes Gooden the second Tiger to be taken in the draft after Sheldon Richardson went 13th overall to the New York Jets.

Here is a list of some of the remaining area players who are still waiting to here their name called.


DE Brad Madison

WR T.J. Moe

CB Kip Edwards


WR Chris Harper

CB Nigel Malone

QB Collin Klein

FB Braden Wilson


FS Bradley MacDougald

OT Tanner Hawkinson


Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Arthur Brown Baltimore Ravens Kansas Jayhawks Kansas State Wildcats Missouri Tigers Tennessee Titans Zaviar Gooden

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