The Ravens offense struggled at times during Friday’s training camp practice, with even the normally accurate Lamar Jackson missing a couple of open receivers downfield.
But wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown doesn’t need much to get going. The 2019 first-round pick had the morning’s two biggest catches — both in 11-on-11 action, both from Jackson and both at cornerback Marcus Peters’ expense. First, Brown got open downfield on a play-action pass for a 62-yard touchdown. Later, he shook loose on an in-breaking route and turned a short completion into a 73-yard catch-and-run score.
Coach John Harbaugh said the team’s player-tracking data shows that Brown is running faster than he was last year, when he still had a screw in his surgically repaired left foot.
“I mean, he always has looked fast to me, but the one he went and got today, that deep route he went and got today, I thought he really showed that acceleration and burst,” Harbaugh said. “There was really a third, fourth gear. How many gears are there on a sports car? Whatever it was, he was in it. He went and got that. Doing a really good job.”