At the conclusion of the season, Marquise Brown declared for the NFL and quickly earned a first round projection from several analysts. Continuing to find himself in the conversation due to elite level speed and elusiveness, decision makers hoped to see numbers on paper. However, after undergoing lisfranc surgery, Brown will not participate in the 2019 Combine according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected top 15 pick in April’s NFL Draft, underwent surgery for a LisFranc injury last month that will prevent him from participating in the combine and his Pro Day, but he still is expected to be ready for summer training camp, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2019
Racking up 1,318 yards as a junior alongside ten touchdowns, Brown displayed not only breakaway speed but also crisp route running. It’s a shame the hopeful will not be able to display those talents at what would have been the biggest job interview of his life. Add to it the fact that Brown is undersized in comparison to standards established at the position and the situation get a bit more complicated.
Adding yet another layer of difficulty for evaluators, Brown will not participate in the Oklahoma Sooners Pro Day. Currently, the speedster is expected to be ready for training day which likely keeps Brown in the first round for any franchise with a desperate need at wide receiver.