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Friday, July 10, 2020

Marquise Brown could reportedly be first WR taken in draft

Former Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown was unable to showcase his skills in front of teams at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this offseason, but it does not appear that has done anything to hurt his stock heading into the draft.

Brown underwent foot surgery toward the end of the college football season, and his recovery has reportedly gone as well as could be expected. With no clear-cut top wide receiver in the draft this year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Friday that Brown is in the mix to be the top player taken at the position.

While that says a lot about how teams view the receiver position this year, it is also a great sign that Brown’s foot injury is not expected to slow him at all. He left the Big 12 Championship Game in tears after hurting his foot, though he still managed to play in the College Football Playoff.

Most draft analysts have Brown falling into the second round with DK Metcalf and fellow Ole Miss receiver AJ Brown possibly going in the first, and we know Metcalf has arguably the most impressive physical makeup of any player in the draft. It would be tough to envision Brown going ahead of him, but the first round is clearly in play for the man they call Hollywood.

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