Former Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Orlando Brown has had a bad couple of days at the NFL Combine. No — like really bad.
He’s been considered one of the best offensive line prospects in this year’s draft — SB Nation’s Dan Kadar had Brown going No. 12 overall in his latest mock draft. On Thursday, Brown put up just 14 reps on the bench press. He blamed it on his breathing plan.
“That’s the lowest I have ever done,” he said via Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier, “And I’ll redo it at my pro day. Keeping it real, it will be held against me. All my numbers will be held against me. As an offensive tackle, my numbers are going to be compared to other offensive tackles. That’s just the reality of it.”
Friday, he ran an unofficial 5.86 40-yard dash time, leading Mike Mayock to call it a “historically bad time.”
Mayock’s assessment of his time is correct:
Oklahoma's Orlando Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 5.85 seconds, the 5th-slowest time by any player at the Combine since 2003 pic.twitter.com/rc8DRsY436— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 2, 2018
By now you could imagine that his broad jump wasn’t good — which is correct:
A few OL broad jumps:— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 2, 2018
Kolton Miller: 10-1" (position-best)
Braden Smith: 9-5"
Connor Williams: 9-4"
Quenton Nelson: 8-9"
KJ Malone: 8-7"
Will Clapp: 8-1"
Orlando Brown: 6-10" (position-worst)
Isaiah Wynn: DNJ#NFLCombine2018
Coaches also didn’t appreciate his effort in the movement drills:
Orlando Brown combine update:— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 2, 2018
*14 bench reps
*official 5.85 40 yard dash
*yelled at by coaches during drills for loafing
Kadar mentioned Brown wasn’t going to wow anybody with his movement drills, but this seems even worse than anybody could have imagined.
It was one of the worst showings in the last 20 years.
A thread by Twitter user @zjwhitman shows just how bad Brown’s Combine was:
Orlando Brown put up the 3rd-worst Combine vertical of the last 20 years. Tied for 4850th out of 4854 in my database.— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) March 3, 2018
Orlando Brown put up the 3rd-worst Combine broad jump of the last 20 years. Tied for 4851st out of 4854 in my database.— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) March 3, 2018
Orlando Brown put up the 5th-worst Combine forty yard dash of the last 20 years. Tied for 4849th out of 4854 in my database.— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) March 3, 2018
Orlando Brown put up the 8th-worst Combine ten yard split of the last 20 years. Tied for 4896th out of 4904 in my database.— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) March 3, 2018
It wasn’t ALL bad, though:
Incredibly he did manage a better 3-cone time than 486 other testers, the dude can move! (laterally, kind of)— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) March 3, 2018
Charley Casserly thinks it might not end up hurting him as bad as it might seem:
Orlando Brown @OU_Football ran 5.77 on my watch in the 49yd dash. His drill work was below avg. I did not like his finish on his blocks on tape. Had in the 2nd rd. I will keep him there. He will play because of his size and ability to stay on his feet @nflnetwork— Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly) March 2, 2018
The son of the late Zeus Brown will have a chance to change minds during Oklahoma’s pro day on March 14.