The second third round pick of the Arizona Cardinals is in and the team would not be living up to Head Coach Bruce Arians standards if they did not get some speed in this draft, so the Cardinals dig deep and select wide receiver John Brown out of Pittsburg State at pick number 91 overall.
Brown runs a 4.34 in the 40 yard dash and is listed at a small 5’10 179 pounds, very small receiver but small usually means fast and explosive and that is exactly what Arians is looking for in this pick.
This is almost a mirror of the pick the team went after last year in Ryan Swope who was unable to play a down and retired from football after being diagnosed with several concussions.
Adding Brown the Cardinals will get that demension Arians wants to unleash on the NFL and spread teams out and chuck it deep six times per game.
Can you imagine Brown in the slot and Andre Ellington coming out of the backfield drawing double teams and leaving both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald in one on one coverage; “scary” is the word.
At Pittsburg State in his senior year John Brown caught 61 passes for 1,198 yards and 14 touchdowns, not to mention he is excellent in the kick off and punt return game on special teams.
Very solid pick in the late third round, and the Cardinals have three picks remaining unless they elect to trade down and add more picks.
Look for them to finally take their choice at quarterback in the final rounds coming up on Saturday morning.