"They got a strong, physical wide receiver who's not (fellow Mississippi pass-catcher) D.K. Metcalf," said NFL Network draft guru Daniel Jeremiah, noting that Brown hits the scene able to play both inside and out as a 6-foot-1, 226-pound target.
"Physical, strong. He's not a blazer but he plays big. Strong hands. Good run after the catch," one scout told longtime beat writer Bob McGinn, while a second talent evaluator said: "He'll have some drops, but they're more concentration variety. The routes have to improve as far as separation, but he has shown the ability with his strength and quickness."
Mariota is under plenty of pressure to improve on last year's paltry 11 air touchdowns over 14 games. The newly added Brown should help.