Arizona Cardinals: Revisiting the 2014 draft class

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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) catches a 48 yard touchdown during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

4. John Brown, Wide Receiver

After Chandler Catanzaro, John “Smokey” Brown was the most productive rookie for the Arizona Cardinals. The third rounder out of Pittsburg State was a welcomed surprise for Arizona Cardinals staff and fans alike.

John Brown finished his rookie season with 696 receiving yards, and 5 touchdowns. His production slowed down towards the end of the season due to the lack of a reliable quarterback. Despite this Brown still managed to have a fruitful rookie season.

John Brown will need to skip the sophomore slumps since Michael Floyd’s injury is expected to keep him out a couple weeks. John Brown should have a featured role in the offense as a reliable #2 receiver until Floyd returns.