\2019 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile
Name: Marquise Brown
Weight: 175 pounds
Position: Wide Receiver
School: The University of Oklahoma
Draft Projection: Day 1
In other case, a slighter framed wideout like Brown would have trouble providing a suitable throwing window. However, Brown plays with long arms. That is to say, with flexibility and speed, the quarterback can find him. When he makes the grab, Brown does not break a single step of stride. Not to mention, this skill generates immediate separation as the defender slows down to make the play.
In all honesty, Brown is the fastest receiver in this draft. Now, ignore the timed speed, which will hover in the 4.3s. Instead, focus on the film. Brown plays to his speed. With lightning burst, he blows by any corner. If the corner plays off to give himself a bit of a cushion, it does not matter. Immediately, Brown gets hip-to-hip and leaves the defender grasping at. If safety help arrives, it needs to get there sooner rather later. If it does not, Brown shreds man coverage and streaks by.
Brown’s burst and explosion resides in the front of every coordinator and defensive back that he lines across from. With elite jump from the snap, he pressures the corner into playing the cautious game. If the ball arrives on time, you will not see a corner drive on the bass. If he misses, Brown is gone. As a result, he is one of the few wideouts that can threaten the defense with any route.
Blessed with fast feet, Brown uses this to carve sharp routes. Moreover, he uses the quick twitch to shake off flimsy tackle attempts with subtle shoulder jukes.
In reality, is Brown a number one? Given his speed and explosion, he can be a 1B. That is to say, if the Raiders pair him with a receiver that feast on the intermediate routes, Jon Gruden completely renovates the anemic receiving corps. While Derek Carr does not possess an arm like Patrick Mahomes, Brown could serve as a Tyreek Hill-type. Imagine the precision of the passing game with the threat of speed. Brown could draw the attention of the top opposing corner. As a result, large vacant spot should remain open for Carr to find receivers and the other backs. In the late first or early second, if Brown is sitting there, the Raiders could make a bold move.