While the 1966 draft class couldn’t rival the famed 1962 class that produced Buck Buchanan, Ed Budde, Bobby Bell, Jerrel Wilson and Dave Hill as far as stars, the addition of Mike Garrett and Aaron Brown, the team’s first round pick in 1966, produced two stalwarts who went on to play major roles in the team’s AFL championship that year and again in 1969.
Brown came out of Minnesota, which had produced Bobby Bell and, like Garrett, had been named to virtually every All-American team. Playing two ways he broke Minnesota’s record for most passes caught in one season when he gathered in 27 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in 1964. He played most of the 1965 season with his jaw wired shut. Playing defense in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl he was named co-winner of the defensive player of the game in the former and caught his team’s only touchdown as well!
Brown liked the idea of playing defense better and therefore was pleased when Chiefs coach Hank Stram used him at defensive end.