Five Things to Know About WR Da'Ron Brown

Getting to know the Chiefs’ 2015 seventh-round selection

*Northern Illinois wide receiver Da'Ron Brown was named to the All-Mid-American Conference second team in 2014. *

Da'Ron Brown led Northern Illinois in yards receiving (752) and touchdowns receiving (9) in 2013 and did the same in 2014.

Brown compiled 64 receptions, 1,003 yards receiving and six touchdowns in 2014, catching at least one pass in every game to earn himself a place on the All Mid-American Conference second team.

One of the best games of Brown's college career was the 2014 Mid-American Conference championship game.

Da'Ron Brown's Northern Illinois Huskies defeated the Bowling Green Falcons, 51-17, and he was a major reason.

Brown had a career-high nine receptions for 70 yards in the championship win.

NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein calls Brown a "quarterback's friend."

Here is the breakdown from Zierlein:

"Opens wide and gives quarterback a very presentable target. Makes full use of his catch radius, snagging wild pitches in every direction. Very few drops. Natural, hands-catcher with ability to focus and make contested catches. Can run on jet sweeps, using stiff-arm as a weapon."

Read the full evaluation on Brown here.

With the 233th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select WR Da'Ron Brown

Brown became the second player the Chiefs have ever drafted from Northern Illinois.

Brown is the second player the Chiefs have ever drafted from Northern Illinois.

The only other player drafted out of Northern Illinois was Bob Gregolunas, a linebacker taken in 1976.

Here's a quick look at Brown's career stats at Northern Illinois University:

Da'Ron Brown receving stats at Northern Illinois

YEAR

G

REC

YARDS

YDS/REC

LONG

TD

YDS/G

2011

14

24

322

13.4

25

2

23

2012

14

17

156

9.2

25

2

11.1

2013

13

46

752

16.3

58

9

57.8

2014

14

68

1065

15.7

64

6

TOTAL

55

155

2295

14.8

64

19

41.7

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