Antonio Brown never quits. Last week he was in Hawaii, working out with a local high school team while ostensibly on vacation with his family. This week, he’s working out in his hometown area of South Florida with fellow South Floridian, Raiders second-round rookie cornerback Trayvon Mullen.
Who’s that keeping up with Antonio Brown during a workout tonight? Raiders rookie second-round CB Trayvon Mullen. pic.twitter.com/TKcRslMiEM— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 3, 2019
The two are working out at Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. While the video shows us Antonio Brown’s terrific burst off the line, it also puts Mullen’s ability to bump at the line of scrimmage and turn his hips. We’ve seen during OTA videos that Brown js a superlative route runner and an explosive athlete, but Mullen is able to stay with him stride for stride and fight for the football.
While Brown comes away with the ball in the end, the fact that Mullen, a rookie, doesn’t get completely torched here and blankets an All-Pro receiver in coverage is a highly encouraging sign for this coming season and beyond.
It’s obvious that Brown is already a team leader on the Raiders and that even though he has a big mouth, he backs up his words with action and an inexhaustible work ethic. He certainly wore out his welcome in Pittsburgh by feuding with teammates and coaches, but perhaps the change of scenery has lit a new fire under a man who was already the best player at his position in the NFL.