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Three Things To Know About Chiefs 2011 Draft Pick CB Jalil Brown

The Kansas City Chiefs spent their fourth round pick on Colorado CB Jalil Brown -- also known as the "other" Colorado cornerback behind first rounder CB Jimmy Smith. This is the third consecutive year the Chiefs have drafted a corner after Donald Washington in 2009 and Javier Arenas in 2010. 

There are a few things to know about Brown. 

First, he's a big corner at 6'0" and 204 pounds. Brown talked to WNST in Baltimore last month and noted his unique size. 

"There aren't many corners that over six foot and 200 pounds so that gives me an edge there.  A lot of scouts and teams and NFL personnel, they're looking for bigger corners because you get receivers these days that are 6'3" and 220 pounds so you can't always have a small corner pressing them all game long."

The second thing to remember is that it's possible safety is in his future. Who knows what the Chiefs think but he said in that same interview that some teams have talked to him about moving to safety because he does have a little experience there. 

Brown said, "There were a few games out there where the receivers came up to me and said, 'What are you doing playing corner? You look like a safety or a linebacker.'"

He's played multiple positions -- big shocker, right? Lots of Chiefs draft picks are in the same boat. 

Third, he said he played a lot of man press in college -- "I've been pressing most of my life," he says -- and, with Jimmy Smith basically eliminating half the field, the Chiefs have a lot of tape on him. He went against some top competition in WR A.J. Green last year and WR Dez Bryant the year before. 

And to close out the initial look at Brown, here's what ESPN's Todd McShay said shortly after he was selected:

"If you're looking for good tape on Jalil Brown, don't watch the first half against Georgia because AJ Green had a field day. But the vast majority of the rest of his tape is positive. He's a good football player. I think he came of the board exactly where he should in the fourth round.

"He may never be a full time starter but I think he has a chance to be a good nickel cornerback. What I like about him is he's physical, tough and very instinctive. And at 6'0" and 204 pounds, he can get up and press guys at the line. With Javier Arenas last year, I think they continue to add quality to their cornerback position."

The checklist:

-Big cornerback

-Could play cornerback or safety

-Likes to press at the line

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