Orlando Brown

Oklahoma
OT

Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma
Hometown
Class
Duluth, GA
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 8"
345 lbs
35”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.74
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 3 ‧ Pick 19
40 Yard Dash
5.85
Seconds
 
Bench Press
14
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
19.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
82.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.87
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
5.38
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Orlando Brown, Junior is a huge man, just like his late father, Orlando "Zeus" Brown, who played in the NFL for 11 seasons. Brown's father passed away at the age of 40 from diabetic ketoacidosis, so now he plays for his memory -- though his father wished he wouldn't. The top 30 offensive tackle prospect redshirted his first year with the Sooners despite his size behind seniors Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams. Brown lived up to the hype in 2015 when given his chance, starting all 13 games at left tackle, earning Freshman All-American and honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades. He used his elite length, massive frame, and improving agility to start every game in his sophomore campaign, second-team Associated Press All-American and Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year honors. Brown was again among the best tackles in the country in 2017, receiving Outland Trophy finalist, first-team AP All-American, and All-Big 12 notice for protecting Baker Mayfield's blind side.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Max Starks
Overview
Tackle with poor athlete traits, but rare size and length whose massive frame can work for him in pass protection and against him in the run game. Brown is a waist-bender with shoddy footwork and a tendency to play too straight-legged. These physical limitations create a much smaller likelihood for recovery once he's beaten. With that all said, he typically gets guys blocked and he clearly understands how to use his size and length to his advantage. Brown's physical traits and nasty demeanor give him a chance to become a decent starting right tackle if he can be coached to lessen his physical deficiencies and can keep his weight in check.
Strengths
  • Massive frame combined with outstanding arm length make him a challenge to get around
  • Able to seal down blocks with his huge frame alone
  • Nasty finisher who is looking to intimidate and overwhelm the man across from him
  • Linebackers looking to take on his second level blocks can be engulfed
  • Hands are heavy in pass protection and in run game
  • Kick-slides gain impressive ground in setting out to edge rushers
  • Consistent with punch timing
  • Can completely derail a pass rusher's game plan with early jabs into his frame
  • Uses maximum arm extension most of the time
  • Will not be bull rushed
  • Good recovery blocker thanks to length and strength
  • Doesn't always look pretty, but can ride rushers past the pocket
  • Keeps his feet moving and alive in pass protection
  • Comes from NFL bloodline
Weaknesses
  • Has leverage issues due to high center of gravity
  • Not a natural knee bender
  • Down blocks land way too high and carry very little drive on them due to lack of bend
  • Overshoots targets on second level and roller skate by
  • Foot quickness below average
  • May need to play with more vertical sets to help him keep NFL edge benders from turning his corner
  • Less strong than he is big
  • Needs to shoot punch with more quickness and less wasted motion
  • Will open and lunge at times when rushers start to make their turns along the rush arc
  • Has troubles with redirecting weight with adequate balance
  • Fails to clamp into defender's frame and sustain blocks through hand strength
  • Willingness to maul could lead to spike in holding penalties
  • Limited area of effectiveness as run blocker
  • Slow lateral movement off the snap
  • Historically bad Combine results
Sources Tell Us

"You have to have physical standards when you build your team. Orlando Brown will hit some size standards, but he's going to miss on most of the other standards you set for a tackle in the league. If he doesn't make sense in the first round because he doesn't fit your standards then how does he make sense in any round for you?" - NFL General Manager

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GRADE
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