Orlando Brown hoped he was going to be preparing for the National Championship game this week, but instead, he’s officially taking the next step of his career by declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft.
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
It’s not shocking news at all, as Brown is projected to be as high as a top 10 pick in next spring’s NFL Draft.
Brown is 6’8”, 345 pounds and has incredible athleticism for his size. He’s the son of the late Orlando “Zeus” Brown, who started more than 100 games in 11 seasons as an NFL offensive tackle. He died in 2011 of complications from diabetes.
Some predict that Brown will be moved from left tackle to right tackle in the NFL.
Brown was a unanimous first-team All-America selection and a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the top interior lineman. He started every Sooners game over the past three seasons.