Deep threat Hollywood Brown would bring showtime to the Eagles offense

Deep threat Hollywood Brown Draft profile

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is one of the top receivers in this year’s draft. With a nickname like Hollywood, you must be doing something right. He’s also the cousin of Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown. Something the Eagles offense has lacked for a while is a consistent deep threat. Nelson Agholor is the closest thing however he is entering a contract year. Should the Eagles choose to move on Brown could be the answer.

Nations top receiver?

Now think about this. Brown has caught passes from two Heisman trophy winners. The 2018 number one overall pick in Baker Mayfield and another soon to be first-round pick in Kyler Murray. In the last two seasons, Hollywood has been simply electric. As a result, he had 132 receptions for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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In 2017 against Oklahoma State Brown had an Oklahoma school record 265 receiving yards on nine catches and two touchdowns fueling the Sooners to a 62-52 victory against the Cowboys. Furthermore, the Florida native helped Oklahoma reach the College Football playoff in back to back years in 2018 and 2019. Finally, he was named a First-team All-American and named First-team All-Big 12 in 2018.

The NFL’s next playmaker

The Oklahoma deep threat is a surefire first-round pick in this year’s draft. When watching him you can’t help but notice some Desean Jackson. Jackson, as you know, was the Eagles deep threat receiver for six years. Jackson while in midnight green averaged 17.2 yards per catch.

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At Oklahoma, the 5’10 receiver averaged a ridiculous 18.3 yards per catch. The Eagles have lacked this kind of game-breaking speed since Jackson left and getting Brown would be a breath of fresh air.

Wentz to Hollywood

It will be interesting to see just how fast Browns 40 time will be. If the Eagles are able to land Hollywood just imagine. Alshon Jeffery on the outside. Zach Ertz up the middle and then Agholor and Brown speeding down the field. Furthermore, add Carson Wentz and solidify the running game and the Eagles offense will be lethal.

If he can be even half as good as his cousin the Eagles will have a star player to build around for years to come.

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