Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown will miss both the NFL combine and his Pro Day in what is sure to serve as a tough blow for a wideout who needs to distance himself from the competition.
The news comes from NFL insider Adam Schefter, who reported that Brown underwent surgery for a Lisfranc injury last month and will now likely be out until summer training camp.
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown, a projected top 15 pick in April’s NFL Draft, underwent surgery for a LisFranc injury last month that will prevent him from participating in the combine and his Pro Day, but he still is expected to be ready for summer training camp, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2019
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. had Brown going to the Green Bay Packers with the 12th overall pick in his latest Mock Draft 2.0, and he's floated towards the top of the draft routinely in most projections.
Brown clearly wasn't himself in the College Football Playoff after injuring his foot in the Big 12 Championship, but he played through it. It isn't likely that this injury will drop his stock, but foot issues are known to pile up. Additionally, Brown will be missing a major opportunity to stand out.
Marquise Brown led the nation in plays of 40+ yards (11), 50+ yards (7), and 60+ yards (4).— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) February 17, 2019
A true explosive weapon. pic.twitter.com/LCCvqkuLtH
Hollywood is one of the most dynamic players in this year's draft.
Expect Brown to still remain in the top 15 range of this year's draft.