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2019 First Round Pick (#25) - Marquise "Hollywood" Brown - WR - Oklahoma

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NFL.com Scouting Report

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"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

 

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id be more excited if our offense wasnt so run heavy,  but we shall see how it works out

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My only concern is the blocking aspect, but he’s a burner and he’s going to be able to run a host of routes at a high level.

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Love this pick a lot more than when we picked Perriman.

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Elite Speed to open things up for TEs and HBs, as well as provide game changing plays. Big Time YAC ability will be a conduit to big plays as well. A sleeper aspect of this move is the pairing of him and Lamar on broken plays. Lamar can keep plays alive and defenses can only cover that kind of speed for so long.

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3 minutes ago, paraven said:

id be more excited if our offense wasnt so run heavy,  but we shall see how it works out

That's why it makes so much sense. You need that other threat out there to keep the secondary honest. Marquise is that at the very least. 

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1 minute ago, coordinator0 said:

That's why it makes so much sense. You need that other threat out there to keep the secondary honest. Marquise is that at the very least. 

didnt work with John Brown..

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Just now, paraven said:

didnt work with John Brown..

Marquise Brown is a lot better. Simple as that.

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2 minutes ago, coordinator0 said:

Marquise Brown is a lot better. Simple as that.

has more to do with whos delivering the football

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1 minute ago, coordinator0 said:

Marquise Brown is a lot better. Simple as that.

He is, but that is inconsequential if the scheme doesn't use him and/or Lamar doesn't make the throws - which is in part what happened with John Brown

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He is skinny, but can still be durable- I still would like to see him gain some mass. A much more versatile option than Metcalf, which I like.

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Two years in a row we get the top prospect I wanted (with a Hayden Hurst mixed in) B|.

Forget about the traits, we all know the speed is very elite and the size is very non-elite, but watch him run routes and run with the ball in his hands. I strongly disagree with some of those weaknesses listed in the OP. He is very polished. He doesn't need mini-camp. If he's at the level he played in college, he's already good enough to be a very good WR. He gets it. 

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3 minutes ago, paraven said:

didnt work with John Brown..

John Brown also didn’t have an offseason with Lamar to adjust to his speed to have a better connection. That and John Brown lacked legit toughness. The Oklahoma players seem to be possessed of a lot of toughness so with an offseason to work with Lamar, more speed, more quickness, and I like Hollywood’s chances to be productive.

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Brown can return kicks as well. Doubt we'll use him there, except maybe in big moments, but it's something to be aware of.

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