Just 11 picks after teammate Micah Kiser was chosen by the Los Angeles Rams, Virginia defensive end Andrew Brown was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 158th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Andrew Brown (@DrizoBeats ) has been selected with the 158th pick (5th round) of the 2018 #NFLDraft by the @Bengals!!! Congrats Andrew!!! pic.twitter.com/Xczg2WZ5Li— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) April 28, 2018
Brown got off to a slow start as a Cavalier under then-coach Mike London as he struggled with injuries, but flourished under Bronco Mendenhall. He’s 6-3 and just shy of 300 pounds, using his strength to claw through opposing lines. Brown impressed at the Reese’s Senior Bowl and had an overall solid performance at the NFL Combine with impressive times in the 20-yard shuttle (4.48 seconds) and three-cone drill (7.51 seconds). He also hit 31 reps in the bench press.
With the Bengals, Brown could see some action in their 4-3 defense as a defensive tackle. His size and ability allows for some position switching, and the Bengals needed depth in the defense.
With the 158th pick of the #NFLDraft, the @Bengals have selected @UVA_Football DL Andrew Brown in Round 5. pic.twitter.com/DGbWZ22W1y— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) April 28, 2018
Congratulations, Andrew! Kick ass in Cincy!
With the 158th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati #Bengals select Andrew Brown, defensive tackle from Virginia.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 28, 2018
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