Oklahoma football: Justin Brown believes he can play in the NFL

Most signs, though, indicate the 6-foot-3, 207-pound receiver will probably end up an undrafted free agent.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 21, 2013


photo - OU's Justin Brown (19) dives past KU's Marquis Jackson (28) for a touchdown as OU's Brennan Clay (24) watches  during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Kansas Jayhawks (KU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
OU's Justin Brown (19) dives past KU's Marquis Jackson (28) for a touchdown as OU's Brennan Clay (24) watches during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Kansas Jayhawks (KU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Last season at Oklahoma, he scored five touchdowns, while also hauling in career-highs with 73 receptions and 879 receiving yards.

Brown, OU's second-leading receiver in 2012, said the transfer also boosted his NFL chances.

“I think it helped, as far as being able to go to a new system and pick it up as fast as I did, and to play with a pro style quarterback like Landry (Jones),” Brown said. “Just playing here and actually getting some balls thrown to me and having some production.”

Brown's potential as a special teams contributor might also make him more attractive to NFL teams. He averaged 13.6 yards per punt return last season, with one touchdown.

“I think whenever you can play special teams at the next level, that's definitely gonna help your status,” Brown said.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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