NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs select Da’Ron Brown in seventh round


With the 233rd-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Northern Illinois wide receiver Da’Ron Brown. With the selection of Brown, general manager John Dorsey has completed his haul of nine players, including a pair of receivers, a duo of inside linebackers, two corners, and a center, along with a defensive end and tight end.

Brown has decent size at 6’0 and 205 pounds. He showed well at the NFL Combine, running a 4.54 40-yard dash while doing the most reps on the bench press of any receiver, putting up 17 reps of 225 pounds. The knock on Brown is that he needs major work on his route-running, but with speed and solid hands, the chance is there for Brown to develop into something under head coach Andy Reid.

Over his last two years with the Huskies, Brown hauled in 15 touchdowns. In 2014, Brown shined with 68 catches and 1,065 receiving yards, both career-highs.

Look for Brown to come in and compete for a special teams spot while he learns the West Coast system. Brown is not going to be playing opposite Jeremy Maclin just yet, with Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and even Junior Hemingway ahead of him on the depth chart for outside receivers.

With the draft all set and done, Kansas City walks away with a group of athletic kids. The Chiefs were able to land some speedsters on the outside in Brown and Conley along with physical corners in Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson. At center, Dorsey provided Eric Kush with some competition, bringing in Mitch Morse form Missouri in the second round.

At inside linebacker, both Ramik Wilson and D.J. Alexander have been brought in to duke it out with James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga. Wilson is more of a downhill thumper while Alexander can drop into space and run down a ball-carrier from sideline to sideline. On the defensive line, Rakeem Nunez-Roches is a developmental type who could land on the practice squad early on.