Report: Ravens think Marquise Brown will ‘become a feared front-line receiver’

By Jesse Reed
Jan 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) catches a pass over Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) in the second quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens have high hopes for their passing attack and believe Marquise Brown will be a huge playmaker for them this season.

Writing for The Athletic, Jeff Zrebiec picked “Hollywood” to be the second-year standout for the Ravens. In his prediction, he reported that Baltimore believes Brown is “ready to become a feared front-line receiver” during the 2020 campaign.

Marquise Brown was Ravens’ first-round pick in part because of blazing 40 time

Coming out of Oklahoma, Brown had plenty of hype because of his ability to break wide open deep downfield. He possesses outstanding speed and showed that off a ton for the Sooners (watch this).

Due to injury, Brown was unable to run during the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. However, as noted by the Los Angeles Times, Brown has put up a 4.32 second 40 time that confirms everything he put on tape.

Even though he was dealing with a foot injury last spring, Brown was scooped up with the No. 25 overall pick of the draft.

Injury kept Marquise Brown from putting up monster stats in 2019

As a rookie for the Ravens, Brown showed off his rare skills right off the bat, catching four passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 (watch here).

Unfortunately, he dealt with a painful foot injury most of the season. As noted by Zrebiec, Brown practiced “very little” last season and played at about 50% due to that injury.

Still, he put up decent rookie stats, catching 46 passes for 584 yards and seven touchdowns appearing in 14 games (11 starts). Then this offseason, Brown hit the weights to gain both strength and extra bulk to deal with NFL defensive backs.

It’s easy to see why the Ravens are excited about this young man’s potential. If he can stay healthy, the sky is the limit.