Marquise Brown

Oklahoma

Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma
Hometown
Class
FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
166 lbs
30 1/2”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

6.15
Should Become Instant Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 1 ‧ Pick 25
Go to Pick

Playlist

Undersized (130 pounds on graduation day) and qualifying late academically, Brown struggled to make ends meet while waiting for his shot. He attended College of the Canyons in California, working jobs while trying to keep up his grades so he could take the next step. The playmaker with the nickname "Hollywood" (his hometown in Florida, as well as his highlight-reel style of play) was a four-star junior college recruit after his one season with COC (50-754, 10 TD receiving, 13-402, TD kickoff returns, 9-182, TD punt returns). The cousin of NFL star receiver Antonio Brown chose Oklahoma because of its wide-open attack, and he excelled with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, leading the Sooners with 1,095 yards and seven touchdowns on 57 catches (19.2 average). The honorable mention All-Big 12 selection did his part against Georgia in the national semifinal, catching eight passes for 114 yards and a score. He excelled in his junior season, receiving first-team All-Big 12 and first-team All-American notice from the Associated Press by catching 75 passes for 1,318 yards, averaging a hardy 17.6 yards per reception, and 10 touchdowns. His receiving yardage total ranked in the top 10 nationally. Brown failed to make a catch in the team's playoff loss to Alabama, as he was slowed by a foot injury suffered in the Big 12 Championship Game.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1
NFL Comparison
DeSean Jackson
Overview
"Hollywood" is a skinny, but speedy receiver with game-breaking potential on every snap. His ability to race past cornerbacks and separate deep will require specific coverage and safeties ready to help. His thin frame is a liability when faced with contested catches both short and deep, and long-term durability is a legitimate concern. However, his ability to threaten deep with long speed and short as an elite run-after-catch talent gives him a chance to become the most impactful wideout in this draft.
Strengths
  • Plays with all-day energy and terrifying top-end speed
  • Feet never come to a halt until after whistle
  • Able to play inside as a playmaker or outside as field-stretcher
  • Slick, sudden feet to escape press coverage without damage
  • His long speed has additional separation gear
  • Early turn-and-run from respectful cornerbacks opens easy comeback routes
  • Vacillating route leverage puts tight-hipped corners in a coverage blender
  • Easy burst quickness to separate out of breaks
  • Safety help needs to be in the game plan
  • Dots both feet in-bounds on sideline throws
  • Electric maze runner after the catch
  • No gear-down needed to make cuts and elude tackles
  • Can turn short throws into touchdowns
Weaknesses
  • Painfully thin frame falls below typical minimum standards
  • Will face concerns over long-term durability
  • Relies on explosive speed but requires more positional polish
  • Additional route knowledge required
  • Takes time to drop hips and get into breaks from sprint
  • Ineffective working into teeth of coverage
  • Average hands to finish contested catches
  • Inconsistent deep-ball adjustments
  • Swerves and searches for proper path when tracking deep throw
  • Lacks size and ball skills to battle for underthrown balls
  • Not a 50-50 ball winner
  • Offered no return value at Oklahoma
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league