Cards get Ravens WR Brown in the first round 2022-04-28 21:32:46


Tempe, Arizona Arizona Cardinals Their selection in the first round traded to Baltimore Ravens On Thursdays in exchange for a wide receiver Marquis “Hollywood” Brown And the 100th choice in the draft.

This move unites Brown and Cardinals quarterback Keeler Murray, who played together at the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and 2018. Both players were drafted in 2019, with Murray moving first to the Cardinals, while Brown finished 25th overall. In 2018, when Murray was the star of the Sooners and won the Heisman Trophy, Brown had 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns on 75 catches.

Since entering the NFL, Brown has had 2,361 yards and 21 touchdowns in 46 career games. He’s coming off the best season of his career as he had 91 receptions and 1,008 yards.

Cardinals have lost one of their primary receptors, Christian Kirkin free agency, making the position a priority in this year’s draft.

Brown, 24, has been productive but not consistent in his three seasons with the Crows. He hit 195 receptions for 2,361 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Last season, he became Baltimore’s first wide receiver to exceed 1,000 yards since Mike Wallace did so five years ago. But Brown finished off passes (seven) with more down passes (six).

Last month, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson He mocked a suggestion on social media that Kansas City Chiefs You should trade with Brown.

“Excuse me, my real quick French master… but hell now!” Jackson responded on Twitter in March.

Brown tweeted goodbye to Jackson Thursday night, writing: “I wish I could play with my brother forever but ima see you at the top @Lj_era8.”

After the season, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said the team would pick Brown’s $13.4 million option, but Baltimore has not officially done so.

With Brown trading, the Ravens’ highest-grossing receivers rashod pitmanAnd Devin DuVernayJames Brosh and Tylan Wallace. Therefore, the wide receiver becomes a Baltimore need.

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.