With the No. 25 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens have selected former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown. From end zone to end zone, there probably isn’t a faster player in this draft class than the Hollywood, Florida native, and Lamar Jackson now has himself a deep threat. He also joins former teammates Mark Andrews and Orlando Brown at his new team.
Not many receivers, or any players for that matter, can say they played with two Heisman Trophy winners while in college. Not only can “Hollywood” Brown say that, he can say he was the No. 1 receiving target for two different Heisman winners (Baker Mayfield in ‘17, Kyler Murray in ‘18). As a senior, he was named a First Team All-American by the AP, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. In his two seasons at Oklahoma, he started 21 of 27 games played, recording 132 receptions for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns. His average of 18.3 yards per catch ranks No. 1 in OU history for players with more than 70 career receptions.
While his cousin is former Pittsburgh Steeler and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, the pro that Hollywood’s game has been more often compared to is DeSean Jackson (USA Today’s Nate Davis, Walter Football’s Charlie Campbell, and NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein). His game-breaking speed and agility should translate well to the NFL, and in college he showed off his solid hands and savviness as a route runner.
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