Photo of Orlando Franklin
Grade
7.47 ?
  • 5.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 11 1/8" Hands

Overview

Franklin's got a chance to emerge as a starting right tackle but could also settle in as a guard. Has very impressive measureables. Outstanding run blocker who gets off the ball quickly and is capable of holding up at the point or pulling and getting to the second level. Does a great job locating blitzers, staying home against stunts or helping out when not covered up. Can be tested when asked to mirror quicker pass rushers. Relentless player who wants to finish every block like its his last. Franklin has the physical gifts and on-field smarts to be selected early in the draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Franklin's a great combination of size and speed. Knee bend, hip sink, hand play and feet are sounds in pass protection. Fires off the ball low in the running game. Wins interior battles with a strong initial blow and constant leg drive. Shows good football IQ in pass protection. Plays with a mean streak.

Weaknesses

Can struggle with quicker defensive lineman who make him move laterally. Not as comfortable moving and sliding as he is locking onto a defender in pass protection. Can be tested by the bull rush on occasion. Production level dipped a bit during senior season.
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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