2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Predicting Picks 22-32

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Jan 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner (24) is pursued by Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Arthur Brown (4) in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

24. Indianapolis Colts-Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

The Colts won 11 games in 2012, but they had a poor defense.

Indianapolis ranked 29th against the run in 2012, and they need to improve against the run with a harder schedule coming up this year. Indianapolis won lots of close games, and that luck won’t go their way in 2013. The Colts have lots of holes and need to upgrade them, and adding Arthur Brown is a good way to improve the defense.

Brown finished 2012 with 102 tackles in 13 games, and he averaged 125.5 tackles per 16 games. Adding someone to plug up the middle of the defense can help Indianapolis’ run defense, and Brown, who weighs 228 pounds and runs a 4.62 40-yard dash, has the strength and size to help the defense. Indianapolis can go lots of different directions, but Brown could be the best one. He would fill a big need, and he would help the team improve overall.