Justin Brown – Steelers – Impressive

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

Haley oversaw the impressive trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston that carried the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance in 2009. He also coached the Terrell Owens-Terry Glenn combination in Dallas.

His recent proclamation is more about the progress of a pair of 2013 draft picks in third-rounder Markus Wheaton and sixth-rounder Justin Brown.

While Wheaton checked in at No. 20 on our “Making the Leap” countdown, it’s Brown who seems to have reached an epiphany in his second offseason.

“He really doesn’t look like the same guy. He’s made a transition,” wide receivers coach Richard Mann said of Brown. “He’s changed and matured. He understands the concepts. (He’s) smoother. His body language is different. He’s just a different guy.”

Ben Roethlisberger recently singled out Brown for a “great” minicamp.

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