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John Brown | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
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Cardinals GM Steve Keim has called third-round WR John Brown un-coverable in camp.
"I can tell you so far we haven't been able to cover him," were Keim's exact words. Brown has been creating buzz all offseason, drawing comparisons to past under-sized Bruce Arians wideouts like T.Y. Hilton and Antonio Brown. Brown's 5-foot-10, 179-pound frame comes with 4.34 wheels. He'll have a hard time making a re-draft impact behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and perhaps even Ted Ginn, but is obviously a name to pursue in Dynasty formats. Jul 28 - 2:02 PM

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According to's Gil Brandt, the Cardinals think third-round WR John Brown "will be a special player" and are "very high on him" after spring practices.

Coach Bruce Arians has likened Brown to past pupils Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton, although the 5-foot-10, 179-pounder with 4.34 jets profiles more similarly to Mike Wallace, from whom Arians coaxed a 39-756-19.4-6 rookie year in Pittsburgh. Per Brandt, Brown will spend pre-training camp time working with Carson Palmer in San Diego. Brown is squarely on the radar in Dynasty leagues.
Jun 25 - 7:39 PM's Darren Urban said rookie WR/KR John Brown will "make an impact" for the Cardinals this season.

Brown has received a lot of praise from coach Bruce Arians, who has compared him to past pupils Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton. Brown was originally expected to be limited to special teams as a rookie, but it appears he will push newly-signed Ted Ginn for No. 3 wide receiver duties this season.
Jun 14 - 9:46 AM

Third-round rookie WR/KR John Brown is drawing "favorable" comparisons to T.Y. Hilton at Cardinals OTAs.

It's an obvious comparison as both players are roughly 5'9/180 with sub-4.4 wheels. As a rookie deep threat under Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, Hilton shined with a 50-861-7 line. Brown doesn't project to have that kind of opportunity as he's blocked by Ted Ginn in Arizona, but there's room for a deep Dynasty stash here. The scheme fit in Arians' vertical attack is ideal.
Jun 11 - 9:26 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has been impressed with third-round WR/KR John Brown in OTAs.

"He’s way ahead of most rookies, and coming from a small school, that’s unusual," Arians said. "It doesn’t overwhelm him at all. He learns fast and he can apply it fast." It's the second time in three weeks Brown has drawn the praise of Cardinals brass. Most of Brown's rookie contributions should come on special teams, but he could emerge as a situational deep threat.
Jun 5 - 11:07 PM

Cardinals third-round WR/KR John Brown missed rookie minicamp with a "tight" hamstring.

Coach Bruce Arians promised to be "careful" with the hamstring tweak, an injury that can linger. Brown will compete for the No. 4 receiver job in camp.
May 23 - 6:51 PM

Third-round WR/KR John Brown has reportedly impressed Cardinals brass during post-draft rookie workouts.

"John Brown is blowing everyone away," a team source said. "Explosive and sudden. Great hands and a better route runner than we even thought." Brown will likely be limited to special teams and situational offensive roles this season, but he has the skill set to develop into a deep-threat in Bruce Arians' offense. His 4.34 speed and 5-foot-10, 179-pound frame are almost identical to T.Y. Hilton, who thrived in Arians' offense in Indianapolis.
May 17 - 9:15 AM

Cardinals signed No. 91 overall pick WR John Brown to a four-year contract.

A standout for FCS Pittsburgh State, Brown has blazing 4.34 speed to go along with his 5-foot-10, 179-pound frame. He'll be in the mix for No. 4 receiver duties as a rookie, but is unlikely to become a fantasy asset any time soon.
May 15 - 6:39 PM

Cardinals selected Pittsburgh State WR/KR John Brown with the No. 91 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Brown (5-foot-10, 179) was a three-time D-2 All American, finishing his career with school records in catches (185), receiving yards (3,380), and touchdowns (32). He averaged 32.4 yards per kick return as a senior, and 11.5 yards on punts. With blazing 4.34 speed, Brown offers homerun-hitting return ability with some potential to contribute as a No. 3 or 4 receiver. He could help on special teams, but is an unlikely fantasy prospect -- especially behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Ted Ginn.
May 9 - 10:54 PM