Cardinals WR John Brown is the real deal. Throughout organized team activities and minicamp, quarterback Carson Palmer repeatedly talked about how rookie wide receiver Brown jumped out at him, mainly because of his speed. Brown, who played at Division II Pittsburg State, was considered a head-scratcher when he was selected in the third round by the Cards, but he's proved -- without pads, at least -- that he's capable of being an NFL receiver and returner. Throughout all 16 practices, Brown didn't have his first bad one until this week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.
At best, Brown will compete with speedster Ted Ginn to be the team's WR3. Brown doesn't lack for speed either; he ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the Combine.