Orlando Brown arrived at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine with first-round potential, but the Oklahoma product is having a forgettable opening to his time in Indianapolis.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller noted the problems.
Brown managed 14 reps of 225 pounds on bench press, ran a 5.85-second 40-yard dash, logged a 19.5-inch vertical and was yelled at coaches for loafing during position drills. Altogether, that’s an enormous disaster for the left tackle.
He’s been considered a potential top-32 pick, but Brown’s athletic testing isn’t even remotely comparable to his counterparts. NFL Media’s Mike Mayock called the 40 time “historically bad.”
According to data tracked by Steelers Depot, no lineman recorded fewer bench-press reps. Nobody ran a slower 40 time or had a worse 10-yard split than Brown. His vertical is nearly half of the 34-inch mark by Connor Williams or Texas. These measures suggest an overall lack of explosiveness.
It’s essential to remember that the NFL combine is simply one part of a long scouting process, so Brown’s on-field excellence in college will not be quickly discarded.
Still, this wasn’t an encouraging day for the potential first-rounder.