Chiefs Close Out Draft With 7th-Round Wide Receiver

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs finished up the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting wide receiver Da’Ron Brown from the University of Northern Illinois in the seventh round at pick No. 233. Brown became the ninth player in the team’s class for the ’15 Draft.

A native of Chicago, the 6-0, 205-pound Brown played in 55 games for the Huskies, catching 155 passes for 2,295 yards and 19 touchdown receptions. He averaged 14.8 yards per catch. In the 20014 season when he earned second-team All-MAC honors, Brown had 68 catches for 1,065 yards and six scores, a 15.7-yard average. He also contributed 10 plays in the run game for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Brown was invited to the NFL Combine where he was timed in 4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with 17 reps in the bench press at 225 pounds, a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-feet in the broad jump. What he may lack in top end speed, Brown makes up for with his reliable hands – he seldom drops a pass. One reason is his 10¼-inch hands.

He was an All-City quarterback twice at Morgan Park High School on the far-Southside of Chicago. He was a running-passing-receiving threat, especially in his senior season when he ran for 1,800 yards on 147 carries with 23 TD runs. He threw for 1,200 yards and 13 TD passes and caught 15 passes for 415 yards and four touchdowns.

Morgan Park H.S. is the same school that produced former Chiefs first-round draft choice Trezelle Jenkins in 1995.

9 Responses to “Chiefs Close Out Draft With 7th-Round Wide Receiver”

  • May 2, 2015  - txchief says:

    We sauds kike a promising WR prospect. Good size, decent speed and huge hands. Holding onto the ball is a skill Chiefs wideouts have been lacking.

  • May 2, 2015  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    Txchief, ease up on the beers, dude. I can’t understand what you’re saying.

    Oh, auto-correct problems. Drink more beer then …

    Go CHIEFS!

  • May 2, 2015  - HatfieldMcCoy says:

    Good to see the Chiefs picked up 2 more receivers. Gonna need these guys after somebody pulls the pin on that hand grenade Peters. Wonder if he is a fan of dog fighting?….

  • May 2, 2015  - txchief says:

    Sory juz pour typink skillz. Some of the picks leave me scratching my head, but the Chiefs have scouts and a personnel department. I don’t.

  • May 2, 2015  - el cid says:

    Signed some interesting UDFA. One or two might stick at least for the practice squad.

    As for the draft, some calling it a value draft. Just do not know what that means. I expect bigger things from Peters and Conley. As for the rest, just no clue who they are on or off the field – difficult to have expectations one way or another.

    Like I said on another site, just step off the cliff and see if you land on a pillow held by a cheerleader or a hard rock. We have some football games to play.

  • May 2, 2015  - Johnfromwichita says:

    I might have just got my running back. I can see where the running back/wide receiver will soon evolve into one position, with some different starting positions. Like a slot. A WR that can catch and then run or a RB that can run or catch.

    It’s about getting the ball to somebody that can gain yards. Thru the air, thru on the ground. Or both.

  • May 3, 2015  - Tenand6 says:

    Check him out on youtube. He’s an instinctive receiver with outstanding hands. Is ready to make a move before the catch but that doesn’t hurt him. Wouldn’t be surprised if he made the final roster. Not a throwaway pick at all.

  • May 3, 2015  - ChuckXX says:

    Bob; Now that we have gotten thru all 7 rounds and have 9 new bodies on the team do you see any of them as “game changers” and “difference makers”???? I have always felt that your first round pick in particular should have that attribute. Has anyone except me ever noticed that in the middle to later rounds when it comes to the Chiefs pick they break for a F____g commerical and when they come back don’t even talk about our pick and they are already onto the next one.

  • May 3, 2015  - David says:

    He may be a late 7th-rounder, but one thing we can be certain of: he will be a more significant contributor to the Chiefs than his fellow Morgan Park H.S. alum, Trezelle Jenkins.

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