As the pre-draft process rolls along, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a visit scheduled with Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown.
This week starts with Ian Rapoport reporting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to host Oklahoma standout wide receiver Marquise Brown today as a part of their top-30 visits. Already hosing the likes of Josh Allen, Devin White, and Montez Sweat, Brown gets added to the list of high profile prospects to come to Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers lost wide receivers Adam Humphries, who signed with the Tennessee Titans, and DeSean Jackson, who finessed his way out of Tampa Bay and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, but also signed former Baltimore Raven and Cleveland Brown Breshad Perriman.
However, Perriman is on a one-year deal, and if Brown is hanging around at the 39th overall pick, he could be in play for the Buccaneers. In a make-or-break year like 2019, getting Jameis Winston another weapon could never be a wrong option at the right price.
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In two seasons as a starting wide receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners, Brown put up monster numbers, catching passes from Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. For his career, Brown has totaled over 2,400 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns on 132 catches. In 2018 he caught 75 passes for over 1,300 yard and 10 touchdowns for the Oklahoma offense.
Unfortunately, Brown was injured in the Sooners’ last game against Alabama and has missed the entire pre-draft process recovering from a broken ankle that required surgery. Coming into the NFL with a banged up ankle at just 5’9 and 166 pounds is not usually a recipe for success and longevity, but given the upside that Brown brings to the field, he may be worth the risk.
Brown has most frequently been compared to former Buccaneers’ receiver Jackson due to their deep threat ability and slender builds. Could Tampa Bay be looking to replace Jackson with his NFL draft clone?