Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Orlando Brown Jr.
If the Chicago Bears are looking to improve on the offensive line, could they be looking at Orlando Brown Jr.?
Orlando Brown Jr. is the son of the late Orlando “Zeus” Brown, who spent 11 seasons in the NFL. Brown redshirted his freshman year, but was an instant impact player from his redshirt freshman year and on. As a freshman he was a Freshman All-American, as a sophomore, he was second team All-American, and as a junior, Orland Brown became a first team All-American and an Outland trophy finalist. Is he a player that the Chicago Bears could be eyeing up in the long term?
School: Oklahoma Sooners
The obvious when it coms to Orlando Brown Jr. is that his size, and arm length is above the threshold of what an elite tackle in the NFL should look like. He is physically imposing. Typically when he is able to get his hands you, it is over. He is so strong, and his reach is so long that there is no way to shake him. Take the play below for example. Orlando Brown Jr. is a mauler. He is ready to finish this defender off as he fell to the ground as well.
Orland Brown Jr. swatting pass rushers to the ground like flies can be seen throughout his tape. He is an outstanding pass protector who wins with the combination of strength, physical features and tenacity.
Given his size, he is not the greatest mover. If you can get around his reach, speed is a way to beating him on the edge. There are also his issues in run protection. He is not a great mover in quick space, and therefore is unrefined in run blocking. There are times where he will rely on his reach too often, and he can get dinged for holding penalties because of it. He also is not the most comfortable in moving into the second level.