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Orlando Franklin (OL)
  • Height:
    6'6"
  • Weight:
    316 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 in.
  • Hand Size:
    11 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Miami
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 14 (46)

Pick Analysis: The Broncos add a versatile blocker to their frontline with the selection of Franklin. He is an aggressive player with a nasty demeanor capable of playing inside or outside in their scheme. He upgrades their depth and talent along the offensive line, and shores up a problem area for the Broncos.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.2 sec
  • Bench Press26.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump28.5 inch
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

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.


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.

Grade

7.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. Broncos take Orlando Franklin No. 46

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:26 p.m.

    Bud Light ultimate fan Ricard Sime announces Miami OL Orlando Franklin as the Broncos' selection with the 46th overall pick.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Orlando Franklin

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 07:15 p.m.

    Watch Miami OT Orlando Franklin work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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