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When Brown tries to cut block, it isn’t a pretty sight. His lack of overall athleticism hurts him on pull block attempts. Brown needs to drop about 15-20 pounds of bad weight to improve his agility.
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The first thing I notice about Brown is how massive he is. His arm length and wing span should both be well above NFL norms. Brown has tremendous power. Once he locks on a defender, that defender is done for that play. Against Houston, Brown was the only OU offensive lineman that could handle Cougar’s star freshman Ed Oliver. In the running game, the Sooner’s offense often runs behind his blocks. This generally leads to successful gains.
Orlando Brown is an excellent pass blocker and a marvelous short-area run blocker. The problem you may run into with this prospect is his lack of top-end athletic ability for his position. If Brown can drop some weight while maintaining his power, the sky is the limit. I feel he could unquestionably be in the first round conversation next April.
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Today we are going to look at one of the top offensive tackle prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft. Orlando Brown, Jr. was a three-star prospect from Peachtree Ridge HS in Duluth, GA. He chose the Sooners over Tennessee. Brown is the son of former NFL star Orlando “Zeus” Brown. He redshirted his freshman season in Norman before going on to start the next 26 consecutive games at left tackle for the Crimson and Cream. This past season he was a second team All-American.
GAMES WATCHED: 2016: Houston, Ohio State, Kansas State, West Virginia, Auburn (Bowl)