Ravens get weapon for Jackson, draft 'Hollywood' Brown at No. 25
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The Baltimore Ravens selected wide receiver Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma with the 25th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The cousin of Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown, "Hollywood" heads to Baltimore after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Oklahoma. The Raiders actually had a chance to draft the former Sooners star at No. 24 but went with Alabama running back Josh Jacobs.

A deep ball specialist, Brown's blazing speed offers the Ravens a dynamic outside weapon to help second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Willie Snead, who had 651 yards a season ago, is the team's top returning wideout.

Prospect profile

School: Oklahoma
Height: 5-9
Weight: 166 lbs

Strengths

  • Incredibly explosive
  • Absolute burner with speed that's nearly impossible to cover one-on-one
  • Polished route-running ability
  • Creates separation with impressive fakes at top of his routes
  • Tracks deep ball well and has savvy to lean into defender before separating for catch
  • Plays bigger than he is with ability in contested-catch situations
  • Breakaway speed and short-area quickness make him a nightmare after the catch
  • Active blocker in running game

Weaknesses

  • Lacks ideal height for a No. 1 receiver
  • Too many focus drops
  • Recovering from foot injury that forced him to miss pre-draft workouts

Bottom line

Brown's ability as a deep-ball receiver, winning with speed and ball-tracking ability despite his size limitations, has been compared to DeSean Jackson. But he's also capable of making plays at the short and intermediate levels of the field and taking those the distance; perhaps the better comparison is Tyreek Hill. "Hollywood," a cousin of Antonio Brown, gets the No. 1 spot on our receiver rankings because his skill set makes his size largely irrelevant. Players like this just don't come around very often.

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