Despite a nightmarish NFL Scouting Combine performance, former Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown still has the makings of a first-round draft pick.
Brown went No. 16 overall to the Baltimore Ravens — the team his late father played for in the league — in NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks’ latest mock draft.
Despite a historically poor performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Brown comes off the board as a first-round selection for his late father’s former team as Ozzie Newsome values film study over workout numbers.
Brown improved his testing numbers at Oklahoma’s pro day, but it’s likely he cost himself some money for his showing in Indianapolis.
While some teams may hold his combine performance against him, Brown was still one of the most dominant tackles in college football last season and it wasn’t like he was never challenged.
Brown held his own against reputable defenses from Ohio State and Georgia last season. He also had a solid game against SEC foe Auburn during the 2016 season.
His frame will be hard to overlook, even if his athleticism isn’t quite where some thought he might be.
Brown projected as a consensus first-round pick before his setback in Indianapolis. It seems some still believe he could end up going on Day 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 26 in Arlington, Texas.
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