Brownian motion is a physics term that describes the random motion of particles, coined after Botanist Robert Brown’s observations in 1827. The Baltimore Ravens have a Brown of their own, and have no idea where he will be going from this point on.
Many Ravens fans watched last night as Marlon Brown, and undrafted rookie out of Georgia, lit up the Carolina Panthers with 4 receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. All week long, reports had been circulating that Brown was getting reps with the first team over more experienced players such as Tandon ‘Too Soft' Doss. The rookie took advantage of the chance given to him, and may have been the most impressive wide receiver last night.
Despite his breakout performance, Brown was still humble afterwards, "It was a good game. I made some big catches. I was so thankful to have the opportunity to play with the ones today."
At 6’5" and 205 lbs, there is plenty of physical potential with Brown, but, most importantly, he seems to have a reliable set of hands and the savvy of a player with much more experience. His 24 yard touchdown catch in the middle of the field wedged between a corner and a safety was a thing of beauty, and the physicality did not seem to phase him.
As a senior at the SEC powerhouse University of Georgia, Marlon Brown accounted for 27 receptions for 469 yards and 4 touchdowns before tearing his ACL and subsequently having surgery just eight months ago.
The fallout of the injury was serious, as Brown would not have a chance to participate in any Senior Bowl, Shrine Game, Combine, or NFL workout. This would directly have an impact on his draft status, as he would not be drafted at all.
That’s right. An undrafted rookie just eight months post ACL surgery who never had more that 469 yards in a single season looked like a seasoned veteran last night. More so, it was not like he was dominating against back ups, but rather played against the Carolina starters.
The talk should stop about whether or not Brown makes the team. The talk should start about whether or not Brown starts.