Zolak & Bertrand's 'Off The Board': Why the Patriots should avoid Oklahoma's Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown

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Zolak & Bertrand just started a segment of their own just in time for the 2019 NFL Draft. Unlike the Felger & Mazz Big Board, it focuses on who they do NOT want the Patriots to draft.

Welcome to Zo & Beetle's "Off The Board". Listen to the segment above, starting at 33:45.

On Tuesday, the guys spotlighted a wide receiver that they'd rather see the Patriots pass on when the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday in Nashville. They've shown interest in numerous top prospects at the position. But it may comfort Zo & Beetle to know that they haven't indicated much interest in Oklahoma's Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.

Wide receiver Marquise Brown of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Marquise Brown of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The nickname alone scares them. Receivers already have a reputation for diva antics, and any wideout who goes by the nickname "Hollywood" immediately raises that red flag. He's a cousin of former Steelers, now-Raiders receiver Antonio Brown. So that's not going to help his image either, if he doesn't want to project as a high-maintenance type.

One of the more practical reasons that they want the Patriots to avoid Brown is that he missed the Combine due to a Lisfranc injury. He has a chance to drop into the second round despite boasting first-round talent, thanks to the injury.

Fortunately for Zo & Beetle's sake, if the Patriots are interested in "Hollywood" they haven't shown it. They have, however, shown high interest in another Brown - A.J. Brown of Ole Miss. Among other receivers likely to go in the first two rounds, they've also shown interest in Deebo Samuel of South Carolina, N'Keal Harry of Arizona State, and Andy Isabella of UMass Amherst.

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