Jaron Brown knows there are no guarantees.
However, if the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver continues to shine like he has so far in training camp and preseason game action, then there will be no doubt that he will make the opening day roster.
The undrafted rookie out of Clemson made the team last year but he has really impressed this summer with a great training camp and a sensational performance last Saturday against the Vikings.
Brown made a tremendous leaping catch for a 35-yard reception (pictured above) and also showed his speed and power by catching a screen pass and streaking 51 yards down the left sideline. It was impressive and combine that with his special team skills and Brown looks like a lock to open the season against the San Diego Chargers in Game One.
“I’m just trying to get better,” Brown told the team's website. “I’m just trying to improve from last camp.”
Brown's stellar play gives the Red Birds some excellent depth at the wide receiver position. In addition to All Pro Larry Fitzgerald and rising star Michael Floyd, the Cardinals also have Ted Ginn Jr. and rookies Walt Powell and John Brown. That's an impressive group of talented wide outs for veteran quarterback Carson Palmer to throw to this season.
“That is the kind of confidence he is playing with right now and that’s the confidence we have in him because he consistently shows us quarterbacks that he will make a play for us,” Palmer said.
Needless to say, Brown has brought a big smile to the face of head coach Bruce Arians.
"I don’t care if it’s Patrick (Peterson), Cro (Antonio Cromartie), or who’s on top of him,” Arians said. “He’s developing a confidence factor to become a really solid player.”
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