Hollywood Brown, 3rd-Round Pick Traded from Ravens to Cardinals for No. 23

Doric SamApril 29, 2022

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Marquise Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens are parting ways with their top wide receiver to add another first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

The Arizona Cardinals announced that they have acquired wideout Marquise "Hollywood" Brown and a third-round pick (No. 100) from the Ravens in exchange for the No. 23 pick.

A 2019 first-round pick out of Oklahoma, Brown enjoyed the best year of his career in 2021. He recorded 91 receptions for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns, which trailed only tight end Mark Andrews for the Ravens team lead. It was his first time finishing with over 800 receiving yards in a season.

By getting traded to Arizona, Brown is being reunited with his old college quarterback Kyler Murray. Brown notched 75 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in his final season as a Sooner with Murray delivering him passes.

Brown is the cousin of former NFL receiver Antonio Brown. He received the nickname "Hollywood" during his time at Oklahoma, where he was known for his big-play ability.

The 24-year-old will be joining a strong receiver room with the Cardinals. Five-time All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins will be back after being limited to 10 games last season because of a a torn MCL. Arizona also retained veteran AJ Green in free agency and wideout Rondale Moore will be looking to build off a promising rookie season.

If they are able to remain healthy, Brown and the rest of the Cardinals receivers will combine with Murray for one of the most dangerous passing attacks in the league.