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John Brown is like…

Rookie wide receiver John Brown tracks a long pass at Arizona Cardinals training camp Monday, July 28 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. (Photo: Vince Marotta/Arizona Sports)

Watching John Brown have a stellar practice at University of Phoenix Stadium is starting to become redundant. He stands out by making plays but there has been something else, an itch I have not been able to scratch: who does this guy remind me of?

From a body type and skill set perspective, John Brown is Marvin Harrison. Watching him run, move and cut, watching him catch the ball effortlessly, makes me think of the longtime Colt that tormented the league with Peyton Manning.

Brown is small at 5-10, 179 pounds, just like Harrison (6', 180). He jogs back to the huddle like Marvin Harrison; he dead legs like Marvin Harrison; he accelerates out of the break like Marvin Harrison; he's quiet and soft spoken like Marvin Harrison; after all this time it finally hit me like bricks: he's like Marvin Harrison.

This was bothering me so much that I went up to Bruce Arians after practice and asked him if he thought Brown reminded him of Marvin Harrison.

Without hesitation he said, "absolutely." And then he said, "There are some people that compare him to T.Y. Hilton...and I looked at Tom Moore and said who does he remind you of, Tom? And he said, ‘Marvin.'"

I felt better…now we need him to play like Marvin Harrison.

About the Author

School: West Virginia University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: January 2, 2007

Favorite sports memory: Walking between the white lines.

Favorite all-time athlete: Walter Payton

Favorite sports movies: Major League


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