Prospect Profile: Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown

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Wide receiver | Oklahoma | Senior

Height: 5-foot-9 | Weight: 166 pounds

College Stats

2018: 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games; ranked eighth in FBS in receiving yards and 14th in receiving yards per game (94.1); tied for national lead with 11 receptions of 40 or more yards, seven of 50-plus yards and four of 60-plus yards; All-Big 12 First Team; First-Team All-America by the Associated Press

Career: 132 receptions for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns in 27 games; 18.3 yards per reception; 89.4 receiving yards per game

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Profile

Summary: The diminutive Brown reportedly weighed 130 pounds when he graduated high school. His dream of playing college football, however, became a reality when the native of Hollywood, Florida, the city that provided one of his nicknames, went across the country to College of the Canyons in California. After totaling 50 receptions, 754 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns in his first season of JUCO football, Brown was able to select Oklahoma among major college suitors.

Brown also returned 13 kickoffs for 402 yards and a touchdown and nine punts for 182 yards and a score for College of the Canyons, but those services were not implemented with the Sooners.

Brown underwent surgery for a Lisfranc injury in January and was unable to participate in on-field timing at testing drills at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein wrote in Brown’s NFL.com draft profile that he “plays with all-day energy and terrifying top-end speed” and described Brown as an “electric maze runner after the catch” as strengths.

Zierlein added that Brown’s “thin frame is a liability when faced with contested catches.”

Click here to read Brown’s full bio on NFL.com.

Stacking up (before the combine): Draft analyst Dane Brugler, who writes for The Athletic, has Brown as the third-best receiver in this year’s class. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Brown as the top player among the position group, but counterpart Daniel Jeremiah nudged Brown down three spots from 13th to 16th in his post-combine list of the top 50 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Comparison game: Zierlein compared Brown, the cousin of seven-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, to another distinguished receiver, to DeSean Jackson. Jeremiah echoed the sentiment, writing “Brown is a DeSean Jackson clone. He has a similar build and the same explosive playmaking skills as the three-time Pro Bowler.”

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