Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma #5

5096, 168, 4.33

Notes: From Hollywood, FL. Nickname is “Hollywood.” Cousin of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Began his college career at College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA) in 2016. Because California junior colleges do not offer sports scholarships, he reportedly worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain to make ends meet. In his lone season there he had 50 receptions for 754 yards and 10 touchdowns and averaged 30.9 with one touchdown on 13 kickoff returns and 20.2 on 9 punt returns, earning him several Division I scholarship offers, choosing Oklahoma. Played in 13 games, starting 8, and caught 57-1,095-7 (19.2 avg.) with a long of 87 yards in 2017. Led the Sooners in receiving in 2018 catching 75-1,318-10 (17.6 avg.). Sustained an ankle injury late in the season.

Positives: Rare explosiveness, acceleration and speed. Extremely quick, shifty, fast and elusive. Consistent big-play threat any time he touches the ball. Can get behind defenders deep and turn a short pass into a long gain with his run-after-the-catch ability. Can stop on a dime and change directions. Natural field awareness and vision. Has another gear and pulls away from pursuit in the open field. Strong for size. Good balance and body control. Can work the middle of the field and operate from the slot, yet provides home run threat outside. Effective route runner. Very smooth and explosive. Tremendous burst into and out of his breaks. Quick feet. Consistently gets open and creates separation. Knows how to control and use his speed. Natural hands very good concentration. Consistent pass-catcher. Tracks and adjusts to the ball well. Can go up and high point the ball. Can return kicks.

Negatives: Very small, lean frame. Will struggle to make contested catches against bigger defensive backs. Occasionally double-catches some balls. Won’t break many tackles once in the defender’s grasp. Concerns about durability because of size.

Summary: Dynamic football player. Compares favorably to Tyreek Hill (Chiefs) or DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) at similar stage of development. Undersized but a consistent, all-purpose, highly productive big-play threat.

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