With the 209th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams have selected linebacker Aaron Brown, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 2007. Brown spent his college years in Hawaii, transferring from Saddleback Community College in California.
A senior, between the 2010 and 2011 seasons Brown collected 123 solo tackles, 9.5 sacks, and six interceptions. In 2011 he was selected for the All-WAC Conference Team and earned the WAC Defensive Player of the Week award after a performance at Idaho where he collected nine tackles and an interception. Brown was projected to go very late in the draft or shop his services as a free agent, so being drafted in the seventh round isn't unexpected. Teams undoubtedly took notice of Brown's 2011 arrest, stemming from an incident at a night club. That saw him suspended for the season opener, but he did start 12 games in the 2011 season.
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