Marquise Brown is used to proving critics wrong every step of the way. The NFL will be no different.
Undersized is a word Marquise Brown is used to hearing when it comes to evaluating him, but that doesn’t slow him down, in fact it fuels his desire to be the best wide receiver on the field.
“Each level you’re going to have people say the same thing, and each level I’m going to keep proving them wrong,” Brown said. “It’s not my job to speak back to them it’s my job to play football.”
Brown does his talking on the field, and in his junior season at Oklahoma his numbers spoke volumes. Averaging an absurd 17.6 yards per reception, Brown finished the season in the top 10 nationally in total receiving yards.
The cousin of star wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Oklahoma standout got sound advice from the now-Oakland Raider on preparing for the NFL draft and making it in the league.
“He said stay positive and that there’s a lot of stuff going on right now, but once I’m drafted to hit the ground running,” Brown said. “He told me to make sure I’m staying on top of everything, staying in shape, getting my foot right and just prepare myself.”
Brown had a foot injury that hampered his performance in the CFP game against Alabama, but since then said that he’s gotten back to running which has given him confidence to continue through his rehab.
Brown is best known for his flashy catches which have the ability to change a game in an instant, which is why he earned the nickname “Hollywood.” So it’s only fitting that when his name is called during the draft his customized suit by JCPenney and Collection by Michael Strahan will feature his nickname in the liner, which also happens to be his hometown.
“I chose to personalize my liner with my nickname and hometown Hollywood because that’s where I’m from,” Brown said. “I’m a pillar in my community so I’ve got a picture of that on the inside and a picture in my Oklahoma Sooners jersey.”