Orlando Brown Jr. is a mountain. He has the perfect combination of size (6’8″ – 345 lbs) and athleticism for the prototypical NFL left tackle. His athleticism is evident as Oklahoma’s running game is based on misdirection and the required footwork for trap blocking is essential. Brown has shown incredible durability by starting every game the past three seasons after his redshirt season. Uses the length of his body and arms to extend blocking radius taking up space while in pass protection.
The one thing I haven’t spotted in film is the short power that produces pancake blocks. Given Brown’s impressive measurements I expected to see more crushing blocks at the point of impact, however, there is more positioning and pushing. Like other weaknesses Brown faced in his football journey, I can only imagine he is working on increasing his explosiveness also.
Brown has the size, athleticism, and pedigree as his late father, Orlando Brown Sr. played over ten years in the NFL. He has that drive to excel at the next level. Brown has displayed his willingness to improve and learn his body and position for the next step while at Oklahoma. A sure fire top five offensive tackle in this draft. Depending on how the draft falls Brown could go as soon as the top 15 tier.
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