Marquise Brown Scouting Report

marquise brown scouting report
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Strengths:

  • Fast
  • Quick feet to escape press coverage
  • Can play inside (slot) or outside
  • YAC warrior
  • Creates separation out of breaks
  • Footwork on sideline throws

Weaknesses:

  • Small
  • Needs to add weight to frame
  • Scouts question long-term durability
  • Doesn’t adjust well to deep balls
  • Route tree is limited
  • Does not win contested catches
  • Not a return man despite speed
  • Lacks ball skills
  • Relies solely on speed

Analysis: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is faster than fast, then just a little faster than that–one reason why he is considered a potential first round pick this April. His ability to blaze past cornerbacks and separate deep will require specific coverage and safeties ready to help–but he can also affect the short yardage passing game as well. His feet are quick allowing him to gain separation out of breaks. However, he will likely be less than 175 pounds as a rookie and possesses one of the smallest frames I have scouted in the last few years. Scouts question his long-term durability and it severely impacts his game on the field. He does not win contested catches, loses 50-50 balls, and can get manhandled when in tight coverage. His speed kept him away from those situations in college, but that will not happen with consistency at the next level. I have seen a lot of ‘mock drafts’ (which I hate) have Hollywood as a first round pick. I do not see it and would take him late on Day 2 due to his speed.

Size: 5’9 166lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd round grade

NFL Comparison: Tavon Austin (with no return ability)

Draft Projection: 1st round

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