On Friday night, Brown got his wish.
The Buffalo Bills selected the native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and three-year starter for the Cardinals with the No. 73 pick overall.
Brown became the fourth ex-U of L player picked in the draft following Calvin Pryor (No. 18), Marcus Smith (No. 26) and Teddy Bridgewater (No. 32).
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Brown finished his career at U if L with 301 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and an interception.
"I just want to go somewhere and start working to prove I belong," Brown said before the draft. "I'm ready to get to work."