The 2019 NFL Draft class just became a lot more exciting as Oklahoma Sooners’ wide receiver Marquise Brown just announced he’ll be a part of it. Brown, who is a cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown, declared his intention to enter the draft on Wednesday via his Twitter profile.
Marquise Brown is now projected to be selected in the first round of the 2019 draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has him ranked as the 18th overall prospect in the class the 21-year-old is also considered to be the best WR available.
NFL scouts think of Brown as a talented prospect who has the ability to win the vertical battles with coverage and can gain lots of yardage after the catch. He is also considered to be explosive from the line of scrimmage and capable route runner.
After finishing high school, Marquise Brown signed with the College of the Canyons in 2016, but ended up spending just a year there before receiving a scholarship offer from Oklahoma. After having 1095 receiving yards in his sophomore season, Brown managed to be even better in 2018 and finish the year with 75 receptions, 1,318 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He earned several honors after the season concluded including the First-team All-American selection.