Oct 6, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Arthur Brown (4) during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Arthur Brown Drafted as Ray Lewis Replacement by Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens may have just pulled off one of the biggest steals in the 2013 NFL Draft. With the No. 56 overall pick, the Ravens selected Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown. Brown was the best player remaining on the draft board and will be able to provide an immediate upgrade the middle of the Ravens linebacking corp.

After losing Ray Lewis to retirement and Dannell Ellerbe in free agency, the Ravens needed to add middle linebackers.

Like Ray Lewis, Arthur Brown is not the biggest guy at his position, but he is a great leader and has incredible instincts that always have him flocking to the ball. If Brown lives up to his potential which caused many to believe he could be a top twenty pick, the Ravens will be very happy with their selection.

Here is how the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft is shaping up:

1 (33) Jacksonville Jaguars — Jonathan Cyprien, safety, Florida International
2 (34) San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs) – Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee
3 (35) Philadelphia Eagles — Zach Ertz, tight end, Stanford
4 (36) Detroit Lions — Darius Slay, cornerback, Mississippi State
5 (37) Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders) —  Giovanni Bernard, running back, North Carolina
6 (38) San Diego Chargers (from Cardinals) — Manti Te’o, linebacker, Notre Dame
7 (39) New York Jets — Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia
8 (40) San Francisco 49ers (from Titans) — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State
9 (41) Buffalo Bills — Robert Woods, wide receiver, USC
10 (42) Oakland Raiders (from Dolphins) — Menelik Watson, offensive tackle, Florida State
11 (43) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Johnthan Banks, cornerback, Mississippi State
12 (44) Carolina Panthers — Kawann Short, defensive tackle, Purdue
13 (45) Arizona Cardinals (from San Diego Chargers) — Kevin Minter, linebacker, LSU
14 (46) Buffalo Bills (from St. Louis Rams) — Kiko Alonso, linebacker, Oregon
15 (47) Dallas Cowboys —  Gavin Escobar, tight end, San Diego State
16 (48)  Pittsburgh Steelers — Le’Veon Bell, running back, Michigan State
17 (49) New York Giants — Johnathan Hankins, defensive tackle, Ohio State
18 (50) Chicago Bears — Jonathan Bostic, linebacker, Florida
19 (51) Washington Redskins — David Amerson, cornerback, North Carolina State
20 (52) New England Patriots (from Vikings) —  Jamie Collins, outside linebacker, Southern Miss
21 (53) Cincinnati Bengals — Margus Hunt, defensive end, SMU
22 (54) Miami Dolphins (from Colts) — Jamar Taylor, cornerback, Boise State
23 (55) San Francisco 49ers (from Packers) — Vance McDonald, tight end, Rice
24 (56) Baltimore Ravens (from Seahawks) — Arthur Brown, linebacker, Kansas State

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