INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown is not going to run this week at the NFL Combine, as he’s still in a boot after foot surgery.
But Brown remained a popular interview during his time at the podium on Friday. An interesting prospect in his own right after putting up back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Sooners, Brown was also asked about his quarterback, Kyler Murray, and his cousin, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The younger Brown, who goes by the nickname “Hollywood,” didn’t have much to say about his older cousin’s situation.
“I just wish him success and wish nothing but the best for him,” Brown said. “Mostly when we talk, he’s just motivating me, helping me deal with what I’m going through. We work out together, watch film, that’s basically it. He’s showing me how to treat my body and everyday things.”
Brown joked that he’s likely to be the higher drafted member of the family, as Antonio was selected in the sixth round and Marquise is projected to go in the first three rounds. But he said that he never considered making it to the NFL as a given, especially considering that he had to attend a junior college out of high school before getting an offer to play at Oklahoma.
Brown said that he has plans to meet with several NFL teams, including the Steelers. Some of the teams that he has already met with have asked him about his All-Pro cousin, and how much his game is like Antonio’s.
“Any time he gets the ball, he wants to score, as well,” Brown said. “I feel like in that sense, we’ve got the same kind of thinking mentality. We want the ball, to get the ball and score.”
Assuming that Antonio Brown’s trade request is eventually the met, the Steelers could definitely use another wide receiver, but would they draft another member of Brown’s family after the way the last few months have played out?
That remains to be seen.
Here’s full video of Brown’s press briefing: