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Ravens WR Marquise Brown aims to make a serious impression in 2020

Marquise Brown, Ravens

Marquise Brown was unable to have the season he wanted to in 2019 with the Baltimore Ravens due to a lingering foot injury. Following his rookie season, Brown is prepared to make a strong impression in 2020.

“I give respect to all the guys who came before, but I don’t think there’s ever been anyone like me,” Brown said, via Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report. “Nobody’s played like me at that size. Because I’m a receiver. They look at the small guys and think I’m just a gadget player. No, I’m a receiver. I can run every route. I know every defense. Guys get to the league, and they want to uphold this image that their way is the best way. I don’t think like that.”

Earlier this offseason, Brown underwent surgery to remove a screw from his injured foot. The screw was inserted in his foot after originally sustaining the injury while he was at Oklahoma.

Despite the foot injury a season ago, Brown still finished with 46 receptions for 584 yards and seven touchdowns. Besides the injury, Baltimore’s first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft claims he never got on the same page as Lamar Jackson.

As a rookie, Brown revealed that he played at only 157 pounds, but he’s bulked up to around 170 pounds this offseason. Hopefully, with the added weight to his body, Brown can remain healthy in his second season with the Ravens.

At the end of the 2019 season, everyone began labeling D.K. Metcalf, Deebo Samuel, and A.J. Brown as first-year receivers to pay attention to in 2020. While everyone has their attention on those guys, the second-year wideout out of Oklahoma hopes to prove he’s worthy of being in that group too.