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Baltimore Ravens Select Marquise "Hollywood Brown" at Pick No. 25

April 25, 2019 - 11:28 pm

By Joe Schiller

After Oklahoma quarterbacks went No. 1 in back-to-back NFL Drafts, the Baltimore Ravens did the next best thing. 

Take the weapons that got them there. 

After trading back from pick No. 22 to No. 25, the Baltimore Ravens selected Oklahoma wide receiver, Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.  

The Ravens select a wide receiver in the first-round for the first time since 2015 (Breshad Perriman) and add a dynamic playmaker to Lamar Jackson's arsenal. You can now cross off one of the team's biggest needs. 

Brown totaled 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior season with the Sooners. He became one of Kyler Murray's favorite targets in the passing game, and for good reason. Brown's speed and elusiveness shot him up the draft boards. He's a threat all over the field – both in the short and deep passing game. 

There's plenty of intrigue with this pick, but there also concerns. Brown stands at just 5'9" and 166 pounds. That's an extremely small frame for an NFL player, no matter the position. Brown also underwent surgery for a Lisfranc injury in February, but the Ravens have had players like cornerback Jimmy Smith and defensive end Brent Urban return and contribute at a high level. 

Overall, the Ravens traded back three spots and received a fourth-round pick (No. 127 and No. 197) in the process. They still have nine picks remaining and there's a lot left to be seen with this draft class.