The draft streak continued in 2013 with Arthur Brown, Chris Harper and Braden Wilson drafted.
Linebacker Arthur Brown was selected in the second round, number 56 overall, by the Baltimore Ravens. Arthur had hernia surgery shortly after his rookie mini-camp but did play in 14 games as a rookie. He played in four games in 2014 before injuring his thigh and being placed on injured reserved by the Ravens. He played in 16 games for the Ravens in 2015 before being released by the Ravens in September of 2016. He was then picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played in 12 games before being released in December of 2016. The New York Jets signed him and released him on December 21st of 2016. The Seattle Seahawks picked him up in March, 2017, but he was cut by July 31st.
His NFL stats are below:
Arthur is currently a free agent.
Wide Receiver Chris Harper was drafted in the 4th round, number 123 overall, by the Seattle Seahawks. Harper was waived during the final roster cuts of the Seahawks, becoming the second highest draftee to not make his NFL team’s opening day roster. The 49ers picked him up and signed him to their practice squad but he was released a month later. The Packers signed him in October 2013 and he saw some action on special teams. He was released by the Packers the following August and was signed to the Giants’ practice squad. He was eventually placed on injured reserve and released by the Giants with an injury settlement.
Chris is currently trying to make a career out of music. He recently released a single called “Just For Me.”
Fullback Braden Wilson was selected in the 6th round, number 204 overall, by the Kansas City Chiefs. He never made the roster of the Chiefs, getting cut on August 25th, 2013.
Braden currently works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Leavenworth, KS.
Looking back at the 2012 K-State Big 12 Championship team, the quarterback was Colin Klein, the starting running back was John Hubert, who ranks number two on the all time K-State rushing list, the starting receivers were Chris Harper and Tyler Lockett, and the offensive line included Cody Whitehair and Tavon Rooks. Add Arthur Brown and Randall Evans to the mix and that team had six NFL draft picks on it and a quarterback and running back that rank as two of the best to ever play their respective positions at Kansas State. The 2012 team did not have as many players drafted as the teams of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, but having a handful of NFL players was still good enough to win the Big 12 that year. The point is that you need NFL caliber players on your team in order to compete in and win the Big 12 in football.