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Kansas State Linebacker Arthur Brown To Visit Bengals This Week

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As the draft approaches, future rookies are visiting teams. Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown is visiting the Bengals this week.

Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Former Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown will be visiting the Cincinnati Bengals this week, along with a few other teams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Brown is considered one of the top linebacker prospects in this year's draft along with Alec Ogletree and Manti Te'o. He has been mocked to the Bengals several times with the team's No. 21 overall pick over the last few months.

It's apparent that the Bengals are in need of a linebacker as they have decided not to re-sign Thomas Howard (at least not yet). They have last year's starters, Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict, in the fold, but that leaves them with either a hole at SAM or WILL, depending on where Maualuga and Burfict will be playing in 2013. Brown doesn't quite have the speed or size that Ogletree does, but he's an intelligent football player with a nose for the ball. He is projected to be either a middle linebacker or weak side linebacker in a 4-3 defense in the NFL.