Duluth, GA | 6072 | 360 | 5.38E | 2019
Orlando Brown Jr. has started every single game at left tackle for the Sooners since the beginning of his redshirt freshman season. He has immense size, tremendous base strength and a real nasty streak that he flashes in the running game. Brown excels at wham blocks, he understands trap concepts and would thrive in a power based run scheme. He does not hit moving targets well and although he effectively gets into the second level, Brown is a little sloppy in his striking on opposing linebackers. He has quality NFL-bloodlines, as he is the son of Orlando “Zeus” Brown who played for the Ravens and Browns, paving the way for a 2,000+ rushing yards season by Jamal Lewis in 2003 for Baltimore. Much like his father, Junior has a rare combination of length, width and movement skills that make him applicable in the “Planetary Theory”; There simply aren’t many human beings on Earth that are built like that. He is currently being coached up by former Sooner and New Orleans Saints All-Pro Jamaal Brown (no relation). Orlando Brown profiles as a player that could play both left and right tackle at the next level.
2016: Named second-team All-American by AP and FWAA … voted 2016 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by league’s coaches (first sophomore to win the award since it was introduced in 2006 and the second Sooner to win [Jon Cooper in 2008]) … named first-team All-Big 12 by league’s coaches and AP … started all 13 games at left tackle … played 659 snaps and surrendered just one sack.
2015: Named a Freshman All-American by Sporting News … selected to All-Big 12 Second Team by ESPN.com … Third Team All-Big 12 honoree by Phil Steele … tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by league’s coaches … started all 13 games at left tackle … made Sooners debut with start at left tackle in season opener against Akron (9/5), becoming one of 10 freshmen in OU history to start a game at offensive tackle.
High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports, Scout and Rivals … No. 35 offensive tackle (ESPN) … No. 29 offensive tackle (247Sports) … held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Tennessee.
Personal: Son of the late Orlando “Zeus” Brown who played in NFL (Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens) for more than a decade … majoring in human relations.