This pick was part of the mid-round pick swapping between the Bengals and Bills that was part of the Cordy Glenn trade.
The Bengals were expected to take a defensive tackle sometime on Day 3 with Geno Atkins set to hit free agency next year. Pat Sims is still a free agent, and Andrew Billings hasn’t proven he can be a reliable contributor.
Brown compiled 26.5 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks in four years at Virginia. He also batted down four passes, recovered a fumble and forced one. He didn’t show the elite level of explosion at the college level, which is probably why he slid this far in the draft.
Brown was regarded as one of the top defensive tackles coming into Day 3, so this is a solid pick for the Bengals.
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Bengals 2018 draft picks
NFL Draft schedule:
Rounds 4-7: 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 28: (Rounds 4-6 – 5 minutes per pick, Round 7 - 4 minutes per pick)
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