Cardinals think rookie WR John Brown will be a 'special player'
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Cardinals think rookie WR John Brown will be a 'special player'

That's a statement that comes from the Twitter feed of's Gil Brandt. The tweet from Monday reads, "[Cardinals] 3rd-round pick WR John Brown will work out w/ Carson Palmer in SD. Cards think he'll be a special player. Very high on him."

Fantasy Analysis:

I know I look like a jerk if I gibe anything the Godfather of the NFL Draft says, but don't most teams think their third-round picks can be "special" at this early point in their careers? This doesn't really tell us anything that a bunch of other coaches would say about their own rookies.
But that doesn't mean Brown should be discarded for fantasy purposes. Brown really opened eyes during rookie minicamp and has drawn comparisons to T.Y. Hilton, a former player under Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. Brown will ostensibly compete for the team's No. 3 WR job against fellow speedster Ted Ginn Jr. @CCM_Theodo Brown will most likely be very inconsistent as a rookie, but his speed will play, and a team source said that Brown has better hands and route-running ability than the Cardinals initially thought. He's definitely a guy to target in rookie drafts.

Gil Brandt via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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