The Kansas City Chiefs have selected former Buffalo cornerback Jalil Brown with the 21st (118th overall) pick in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. According to NFL.com, Jalil was the 23rd cornerback selected this season (although the site has Broncos selection Quinton Carter listed as a corner when he is most definitely a safety). He is the third Buffalo drafted this year, after Jimmy Smith and Nate Solder, who went in the first round.
Jalil is the third defensive player and first member of the secondary selected to the Chiefs so far in this Draft. Kansas City is set at corner next season with Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr, and Javier Arenas ahead of Brown, who will be given the opportunity to contribute on special teams and work into a starting position in 2-3 seasons.
Congrats and good luck (with the enemy) Jalil!
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Career Notes - He finished his Colorado career with 167 career tackles, which ranked him 89th all-time at Colorado, with his six interceptions tying for 28th on the all-time list and his 21 pass deflections for the 12th most. A top-notch special teams performer, he compiled the sixth most special teams points (65) in school annals, which include 21 tackles, tied for the 12th most. Invited to play in the Senior Bowl in January 2011.
2010 (Sr.): He started all 12 games at left cornerback, playing 799 snaps from scrimmage, all but 10 of the team total; he was one of CU's four team co-captains, as selected by his teammates. He was a second-team All-Colorado selection by the state's chapter of the NFF, and he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches. He led the Buffaloes with three interceptions and tied for the team high with five passes broken up; he often drew the top receiver on the opponent since they tended to shy away from Jimmy Smith. He racked up 46 tackles (28 solo, two for losses), with six third down stops, two fumble recoveries, and a touchdowns save. Top games as a senior included CU's 29-27 win over Georgia, when he had eight tackles (seven solo), an interception and a third down stop, and the 34-14 win over Iowa State, a seven-tackle (six solo) performance with two third down stops, a pressure and a pass deflection. Entering the season, he was ranked as the No. 65 player in the country by Phil Steele's College Football, and as one of the top cover corners. In the spring, he won the Iron Buffalo Award for all the defensive backs; the award is presented for hard work, dedication, toughness and total poundage lifted in the weight room (he had three of the four lifting bests among the DBs, including a 383-pound bench press and a 375-pound power clean, which was fifth best on the team).