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Oklahoma Sooners WR Marquise Brown Declares for 2019 NFL Draft

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Oklahoma Sooners stud wide receiver Marquise Brown announced on Twitter on Wednesday he would be skipping his senior season in Norman to declare for the NFL Draft.

Brown has been OU’s most electric wide receiver since arriving on campus from College of the Canyons. In 2017, he burst onto the scene with Baker Mayfield at quarterback, finishing the season with 57 catches for team-high 1,095 yards and seven touchdowns, on his way to earning All-Honorable Mention Big 12. The former four-star recruit, who chose OU over Tennessee, TCU and others, then had an even better season this fall with Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, racking up 75 catches for 1,318 yards and ten touchdowns. Unfortunately, he suffered a lower leg injury in the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas and played sparingly in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Alabama and did not finish with a catch. His best game of the season came against the West Virginia Mountaineers when he had 11 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Brown earned his way onto the All-Big 12 First Team.

Brown was part of an electric duo with CeeDee Lamb, as they became the first pair of Sooners to each register 1,000 receiving yards in a season. The pair was also part of the first season in school history in which five players scored at least 10 touchdowns.

Brown has NFL ties since he is the cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown. Marquise is undersized at 5’10”, but his speed is off the charts and if he stays healthy, he can have a very successful NFL career.

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