John Brown has been showing out at camp so far and Baltimore is buzzing. Quarterback Joe Flacco credits Brown with the improved downfield success. Brown has been largely ineffective the last two seasons while dealing with complications from his sickle cell trait. Head coach John Harbaugh has said that Brown has “been better than expected.” Harbaugh went on to say that Brown “has been a complete receiver for us.” This is obviously high praise and worth monitoring going forward.
While this may be coach speak attempting to hype up morale surrounding the Ravens offense, Brown is a perfect fit with Flacco’s talents. Flacco has one of the strongest arms in the league and one of the prettiest deep balls in recent memory. When healthy, Brown has been nothing short of an electrifying playmaker, the very thing the Ravens were missing last season. Brown has a career average of 14.5 yards per reception and runs an eye blurring, 4.34 40.
Brown is dangerous in the open field, along the sidelines, and in the slot with his mix of speed, burst, and agility. While there is still much to prove about whether or not he can stay on the field, all signs point to a big bounce back for Brown in 2018. His stock is on the rise and is worth buying as a Penny Stock. “Smokey” Brown is currently our WR54 (+11 vs ECR).
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