2014 NFL Draft results: Comparing WR John Brown and T.Y. Hilton

Patrick McDermott

The similarities are almost frightening.

The Arizona Cardinals made a bit of a surprise selection with their second third round draft pick when they took Pittsburg State receiver John Brown. He was less heralded than several other receivers that were on the board, such as Bruce Ellington, who was a Cardinals fan favorite. 

However, head coach Bruce Arians was looking to get a receiver in the same mold as T.Y. Hilton, who was quite productive as a rookie under Arians in 2012 and continued to improve his production in his second year. 

In Brown, the Cardinals got a guy who is almost a clone of Hilton -- in almost every measurable. In fact, Brown is a little bit better in almost all of them. He's a little taller, a little leaner, a little stronger and a little faster.

Take a look:

Measurable

Hilton

Brown

Height

5094

5100

Weight

183

179

Bench press

7 reps

8

Combine 40-yard dash

4.37

4.34

Lowest 40-time

4.30

4.27

20-yard split

2.51

2.46

10-yard split

1.53

1.56

Vertical leap

35 ½

36 ½

Broad jump

9’11”

9’11”

3-cone drill

7.03

6.91

20-yard shuttle

4.36

4.12

Hilton, in his first year, caught 50 passes for over 800 yards and seven touchdowns. Is this what we can expect from Brown? Since his measurables are a little bit better than Hilton's, can we perhaps hope for a little more production than the good numbers Hilton has put up?

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