Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was one of the highest-rated offensive linemen in the NFL Draft pool heading into this weekend’s Scouting Combine. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr had him going 16th overall to the Baltimore Ravens (dammit, says the Ravens fan writing this post), while Todd McShay of the Worldwide Leader had him going a pick earlier to the Arizona Cardinals.

But Brown’s stock didn’t exactly improve during this weekend’s Combine. In fact, it arguably got much, much worse.

During the 40-yard dash, Brown’s first time was a ghastly 5.86. His second run improved to 5.77, still the worst mark by any offensive lineman at this year’s Combine.

The NFL would later nudge the speed of his first run up to 5.85. Regardless, that 5.85 mark was the fifth-worst at the Combine since 2003. NOT GREAT!

Perhaps worse for Brown, given that he’s an offensive lineman that is (theoretically) strong, was his total bench press reps.

He tallied 14. No offensive lineman had fewer. But hey, seven running backs, who are not 6’8″ and 360 pounds, performed fewer reps!

To top matters off, Brown ended up pissing off coaches during the Combine for being lazy.

Needless to say, draftniks aren’t impressed by his performance.

Brown is a massive man, and a strong pro day performance can help quell some of the concerns raised by this Combine performance. But that cool first round money? Yeah, that might just be a pipe dream for Brown going forward.

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