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Name: *Orlando Brown 
College: Oklahoma     Number: 78
Height: 6-7   Weight: 345
Position: OT  Pos2: OG  Class/Draft Year: rJr/2018
40 Low: 5.34
  40 Time: 5.47
   40 High: 5.59

Projected Round: 1      Stock: 
Rated number 2 out of 115 OT's     19 / 2381 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6071
Weight: 345

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Dates: 03/14/18
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 Data Scout Notes: 2018: 01-03-18 - Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft…**2017: OLOYC/OutlandTrophyFinalist/1stC...PMaxwell...**2016: OLOYC/1stC...POutland...2015: HMC
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  Orlando Brown, Jr.
Oklahoma Sooners
Offensive Tackle
6-7, 345, 5.47, #78
Duluth, Georgia
Peachtree Ridge High School


 Update

  12/01/17 - 2017 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, Jr., Duluth, Ga.,...Brown was highlighted as the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season, joining Jon Cooper in 2008 as the only Sooners to win the award. OU's left tackle is the third player since the award was first introduced in 2006 to earn the honor multiple times, joining Baylor's Spencer Drago (2014, '15) and Cyril Richardson (2012, '13).

A team captain, Brown is a mainstay on an OU offensive line that is regarded as one of the best in the country and that has helped the Sooners average 593.5 yards per game and 8.6 yards per play, both, tops in the nation. In stats through regular season, as of Dec. 1, OU also ranks first nationally in offensive touchdowns (72), pass completion percentage (72.2), pass efficiency rating (206.6), yards per pass attempt (12.1), plays of 20-plus yards (104), pass plays of 20-plus yards (78), plays of 80-plus yards (4) and pass plays of 80-plus yards (3)


 Overview

  The NFL is a big man's game and they simply do not come much more qualified than the 6-foot-7, 345 pound Brown, whose blocking played a key role in Oklahoma earning a playoff berth and his quarterback, Baker Mayfield, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2017.

Given that Brown would go on to earn All Big 12 honors from league coaches the past three years - including First Team accolades in 2016-17, some might be surprised to learn that he initially was slated to play at the University of Tennessee, with only academic concerns from the Volunteers' staff pushing the massive blocker west to Big 12 country.

The surprising late switch to the Sooners earned plenty of buzz in the scouting community but Brown ultimately redshirted in 2014, getting both his grades and weight in check. He earned the starting left tackle position a year later and never looked back, starting every game the past three seasons at the critical blindside position.

Brown's massive frame and nearly 7-foot wingspan give him a significant advantage in pass protection as defenders have to run a very wide arc just to get by him. Generally speaking, when Brown gets his hands on opponents - whether in the pass protection or run blocking - it is generally game over. Oklahoma's wide splits, up-tempo attack and Mayfield's mobility are each factors which aid Brown's blocking, however, raising concerns that he faces a steeper jump to the NFL than his reputation suggests.

BACKGROUND
Brown was recruited by all of the top programs in the country, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and initially committed to Tennessee before the Volunteers backed out due to eligibility concerns. In part due to academics, as well as the fact that at one point he weighed 415 pounds, Brown was graded as only a three star recruit by some analysts. With the help of mentor and former OU/NFL standout Jammal Brown (unrelated), Orlando has matured into a team leader, being voted a captain by teammates for 2017. His father, Brown, Sr. died of diabetic ketoacidosis in September, 2011 when Orlando, Jr. was just 15 years old.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
This big guy certainly looks the part of an NFL offensive tackle. Brown towers over his competition with ideal height, vines for arms and much improved weight distribution with little extra around his middle after struggling with his weight earlier in life. Brown eases out of his stance, showing good lateral agility in his initial kick-step. His long arms snake out to latch onto pass rushers and he possesses the vice-like grip to lock on and end the battle before it has even begun. When playing on the balls of his feet, Brown shows the ability to slide left and right to mirror pass rushers, effectively sealing them off from the quarterback. Similarly, Brown's girth and length make him an effective run blocker simply because opponents struggle to get around him. Among Brown's most impressive attributes is how he can fire off the ball as a run blocker, cutting the legs of unsuspecting defensive tackles on down blocks. He is an intimidating presence at the second level who is willing to block yards downfield. Brown plays with the same surliness which made his father so successful, getting an extra shot on opponents when he can and occasionally talking trash. Like his quarterback, Brown has an outgoing, almost flashy personality that has endeared him to teammates and the OU coaching staff. He was recognized as a team captain in 2017. - Rob Rang 12/2/2017

WEAKNESSES
Brown does not possess the elite feet most teams require at left tackle and has not played any other position at OU, making him a potentially significant project. Rarely asked to block out of a three point stance and will need time to acclimate if asked to do this in the NFL. Speed rushers can get him leaning to his left and Brown shows less than ideal balance reacting to inside counters, occasionally crossing his feet. When his weight is not in check, Brown can look the part of a classic "heavy-legged, waist-bender" failing to bend at the knees and leaving himself vulnerable to being overpowered on bull rushes by much smaller opponents. While certainly an imposing figure, Brown lacks ideal anticipation and agility for blocking at the second level, too often over-running his target and forcing himself to either lunge or attempt to block some other defender. - Rob Rang 12/2/2017

COMPARES TO: Hall of Famer Orlando Pace, Rams. Brown does not possess the sweet feet which helped Pace earn the No. 1 overall selection in 1997 and seven Pro Bowl nods at left tackle. He possesses similar size as the 6-7, 320 pound Pace. Brown uses his rare girth and length to provide a clean pocket and wide rushing lanes for dynamic skill-position players on his team to exploit.


 2017 Season

  Unanimous first Team All-American (AFCA, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp) ... finalist for the Outland Trophy ... named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches ... Going into the Bowl game, he started all 13 games at left tackle through regular season and started all 39 games om which he played over three seasons

 2016 Season

  Named second-team All-American by AP and FWAA ... voted 2016 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by league's coaches (first sophomore to win the award since it was introduced in 2006 and the second Sooner to win [Jon Cooper in 2008]) ... named first-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches and AP ... started all 13 games at left tackle ... played 659 snaps and surrendered just one sack ... named 2016 Preseason All-Big 12.

 2015 Season

  Named a Freshman All-American by Sporting News ... selected to All-Big 12 Second Team by ESPN.com ... Third Team All-Big 12 honoree by Phil Steele ... tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by league’s coaches ... started all 13 games at left tackle ... made Sooners debut with start at left tackle in season opener against Akron (9/5), becoming one of 10 freshmen in OU history to start a game at offensive tackle.

 2014 Season

  Redshirted.

 High School

  Attended Peaqchtree Ridge HIgh School in Duluith, Georgia.
Three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports, Scout and Rivals ... No. 35 offensive tackle (ESPN) ... No. 29 offensive tackle (247Sports) ... Held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Tennessee.


 Personal

  Son of the late Orlando “Zeus” Brown who played in NFL for more than a decade ... majoring in African and African-American studies.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
01/03/18 - Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL draft. The redshirt junior left tackle announced his intentions Wednesday on Twitter. "After talking things over with my family and coaches, I will be declaring early for the NFL Draft," Brown tweeted. "It's been an amazing 4 years here. I wouldn't want to be a part of any other university. Thank you Sooner Nation." Brown, the son of former NFL offensive tackle Orlando "Zeus" Brown, started at Oklahoma at left tackle since his redshirt freshman season in 2015. The 6-foot-8, 345-pound Brown is considered a potential first-round pick in April. He was a unanimous first-team All-America pick and a finalist for the Outland Trophy this year as the blind-side blocker for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield. - The Sports Xchange
12/23/17 - Orlando Brown Jr.'s road to greatness hasn't been as straight as one might expect for the son of an NFL offensive lineman. Oklahoma's dominant left tackle is a first-team AP All-American and a projected first-round draft pick. But years ago, he was a slow, chubby seventh-grader who lacked aggression. "His dad would stay on him, like, 'You're playing too timid, you don't want to play this game, you don't want to play it because you're not playing the way you should be playing,'" said Orlando Jr.'s mother, Mira Brown. Orlando Sr. went well beyond critiquing his son's lack of intensity. He taught him about focus, good eating habits and the importance of training and study. Though Orlando Sr. died in 2011, he still affects his son. In chasing his dreams of being better than his father, Orlando Jr. has become a player few thought he could become.

The 6-foot-8, 345-pounder is a key reason the Sooners will play in a playoff semifinal against Georgia on Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl. "I made a promise to my dad that I'd be a 10-year vet, NFL Hall of Famer," Orlando Jr. said. "That's kind of what my goal has been since I started playing. Obviously, you set smaller goals there - one of my goals was to be a unanimous All-American. I haven't reached that top one yet - I'm not even in the league, kind of far from it, so I'm just continuing to work and stay grounded." Orlando Jr.'s results are new, but his focus is not. Mira Brown said her son has been locked in since those junior high days when he weighed about 400 pounds. "I've never had to tell Orlando, 'Let's go,'" Mira Brown said. "Even being sick, I've never had to say, 'Get up, come on,' any of that. He's always been ready to go." - AP College Football

12/19/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Orlando Brown, Oklahoma Jr. Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge,...A team captain, Brown is a mainstay on an OU offensive line that is regarded as one of the best in the country and that has helped the Sooners average 593.5 yards per game and 8.6 yards per play, both tops in the nation. OU also ranks first nationally in offensive touchdowns (72), pass completion percentage (72.2), pass efficiency rating (206.6), yards per pass attempt (12.1), plays of 20-plus yards (104), pass plays of 20-plus yards (78), plays of 80-plus yards (4) and pass plays of 80-plus yards (3). - Oklahoma Football
12/01/17 - 2017 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, Jr., Duluth, Ga.,...Brown was highlighted as the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season, joining Jon Cooper in 2008 as the only Sooners to win the award. OU's left tackle is the third player since the award was first introduced in 2006 to earn the honor multiple times, joining Baylor's Spencer Drago (2014, '15) and Cyril Richardson (2012, '13).

A team captain, Brown is a mainstay on an OU offensive line that is regarded as one of the best in the country and that has helped the Sooners average 593.5 yards per game and 8.6 yards per play, both tops in the nation. OU also ranks first nationally in offensive touchdowns (72), pass completion percentage (72.2), pass efficiency rating (206.6), yards per pass attempt (12.1), plays of 20-plus yards (104), pass plays of 20-plus yards (78), plays of 80-plus yards (4) and pass plays of 80-plus yards (3). - Oklahoma Football

07/11/17 - 2017 Preseason Maxwell Award Watchlist: OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma,...Named second-team All-American by AP and FWAA in 2016... voted 2016 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by league's coaches (first sophomore to win the award since it was introduced in 2006 and the second Sooner to win [Jon Cooper in 2008]) ... named first-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches and AP ... started all 13 games at left tackle ... played 659 snaps and surrendered just one sack. - Oklahoma Football

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