- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals chose speedy wide receiver John Brown out of Pittsburg State of Kansas with their second third-round pick in the NFL draft.

Brown ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash, third-fastest at the NFL combine. General manager Steve Keim says Brown also excelled in a private workout.

The 5-foot-10, 179-pound Brown was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American with 185 career catches for 3,300 yards and 32 touchdowns. He helped Pittsburg State win the Division II title in 2011.

Coach Bruce Arians, who loves speedy receivers in his passing game, says Brown can catch the ball over the middle as well as beat defenders downfield.

Brown says the selection shows that no matter where you play, if you’re good enough, an NFL team will find out “and they did today.”



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