NFL Draft grades: Todd McShay likes pick of John Brown

One of the most interesting selections is the draft expert's favorite for the Cardinals?

With the NFL Draft done, the overanalysis of the players selected begins. That doesn't mean we should just not analyze things. After all, this is an all-football site. So I will share draft grades from other places around the Web over the next few days. Overall, the response to the work the Arizona Cardinals did with the draft has been positive. 

Each year, ESPN's Todd McShay gives his favorites. For the Arizona Cardinals, it is a bit of a surprise. Most would say first round pick Deone Bucannon or tight end Troy Niklas. Others might go with Logan Thomas because of the upside he has. But McShay writes that his favorite is a player whose pick made fans scratch their head a bit when it was made. McShay really likes the selection of Pittsburg State receiver John Brown. 

I really like this pick. The Cardinals needed to add depth to their receiving corps both for this year and going forward, and Brown has a high upside at the position. He possesses an excellent combination of speed and quickness out of cuts, which allows him to create good separation from defensive backs, and he can be a nightmare for defenses to bring down in the open field. He also loves going over the middle.

Head coach Bruce Arians loves small, fast receivers. He got one in Brown. He has a lot of potential. He could be fun to watch. But is he your favorite?

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