Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Orlando Brown has announced his intention to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. The redshirt junior was a unanimous All-America selection in 2017 and was a two-time Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.
After talking things over with my family and coaches, I will be declaring early for the NFL Draft. It’s been an amazing 4 years here. I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other university. Thank you Sooner Nation!!! ⭕️— Orlando Brown (Zeus) (@ZEUS__78) January 3, 2018
Brown is projected as a first-round pick in any 2018 NFL Mock Draft you’ll come across, and the guy deserves every bit of that hype. The Duluth, GA native started at left tackle in all 40 of Baker Mayfield’s games at Oklahoma, and OU’s sixth Heisman winner definitely wouldn’t have been quite as successful without his protection. At 6’8” and 345 pounds Brown is a deceptively athletic tackle who has seriously refined his technique since arriving in Norman back in 2014.
I don’t think any of us have any doubt that Orlando Brown is going to represent OU in a great way at the next level. He’s a dude of high character who will definitely do his program and fans proud. Orlando has all the tools to have a long and successful career in the NFL, so he’ll also be able to acquire all the foxtails he desires with all that money he’ll be making. He’s also stated in the past that he’d like to start his own fashion line, so he’s one step closer to that dream, as well.