The Big 12’s top draft prospect currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma, according to ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper’s latest Big Board rankings.
Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown is Kiper’s highest-ranked prospect out of the Big 12 Conference for the 2018 NFL Draft.
“Brown is nimble for a big man, getting to the second level with ease,” Kiper wrote. “He has great feet and can slide easily outside to pick up blitzing linebackers. Don’t worry about Brown having to move to the right side in — I think he’s a left tackle all the way.”
Brown, a 6-foot-8, 345-pound lineman from Duluth, Georgia, beat out Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams and Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph as the Big 12’s highest-ranked draft prospect on the 25-player list, which includes names from all around the country. The list, most recently updated on Thursday, has Southern Cal quarterback Sam Darnold as the top overall prospect.
Brown is not only projected as the best the Big 12 has to offer, however, he’s the highest-ranked offensive lineman prospect in the country.
The redshirt junior could be an early first round pick if he chooses to forgo his senior season. Brown has not indicated either way what he plans to do following Oklahoma’s 2017 season.
The undefeated Sooners still have plenty of football left with Brown protecting quarterback Baker Mayfield, but Brown could become a very rich man at his current projection if he chooses to leave.
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