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Oklahoma Sooners

2019 NFL Draft Profile | Marquise Brown

M. Hofeld

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You could say that former Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown had the luxury of catching passes from back-to-back Heisman winning quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. You could also say that back-to-back Heisman winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray had the luxury of throwing the ball to Marquise Brown.

The kid who was too skinny coming out of high school to earn and legitimate FBS scholarship offers worked his way to the pinnacle of college football by coming out of the junior college ranks.

Once he arrived on campus in Norman he became one of the nation’s most explosive players, racking up 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns in just two seasons.

Brown ultimately earned first-team All-Big 12 and first-team All-American status, from the Associated Press, by catching 75 passes for 1,318 yards, averaging a hardy 17.6 yards per reception, and 10 touchdowns last season as a junior.

HeightWeightArmsHands
5-916630 1/2″9″

Strengths

  • Will be one of the fastest top-end players in the NFL.
  • Feet are constantly moving.
  • Can play inside or stretch the field outside.
  • Can separate on deep routes just with speed.
  • Can make cuts without slowing down.
  • Home run threat every time he touches the ball.

Weaknesses

  • Small frame.
  • Needs to develop more routes.
  • Not able to battle very well on jump balls or under thrown balls.
  • Needs to become more polished on deep-ball adjustments.

Draft Prediction

Eighth pick in the first round to the Detroit Lions.

We laid out the draft scenarios and projections for Kyler Murray and the rest of the Sooners in our latest podcast.

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