Orlando Brown has bad workout at NFL scouting combine – as in, historically bad

At the end of the day, the old NFL adage – “the eye in the sky doesn’t lie” – may full well apply to offensive tackle Orlando Brown, considered by many draft observers to be worthy of a first- or second-round pick.

But, man, did Brown have a terrible two days of workouts at the NFL scouting combine.

Like, historically bad.

Measuring in at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds, Brown got off to an inauspicious start on Thursday when he recorded just 14 reps in the bench press. While many note that Brown’s longer wingspan – his arm length is 35 inches – can be a detriment in bench press, that number is still tied for third-worst among offensive tackles since 2000, according to Pro Football Reference.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Penn State running back Saquon Barkley looks on during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: UCLA linebacker Kenny Young (LB42) runs in the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Jacksonville State-AL Gamecocks defensive back Siran Neal answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 04, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: South Florida defensive lineman Deadrin Senat (DL17) is seen during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Virginia defensive lineman Drew Brown (DL27) runs thru a drill during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser (LB24) runs thru a drilll during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Boston College defensive lineman Harold Landry (DL39) runs thru a drill during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 04: Penn State defensive back Marcus Allen answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 4, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: North Dakota State linebacker Nick Deluca answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 03, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey battles with Miami offensive lineman KC McDermott during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in action during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 02, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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It gets worse.

On Friday, Brown’s painful-to-watch 40-yard dash clocked in at 5.85 seconds, which is the fifth-slowest since 2003 – but none of the four that were slower were drafted or started a game in the NFL.

Brown, the son of former Browns and Ravens right tackle Orlando Brown, was also historically bad in the vertical jump. His 19.5 inches is third-worst ever, and also would be the worst jump among drafted players, and his 6-foot-10 broad jump was the worst in Pro Football Reference’s database.

But even worse than his numbers, Brown got yelled at by coaches running drills for loafing.

Again, coaches and scouts can watch his film and determine how much stock, if any, to put into how much vertical “speed” the big man has, but his attitude will surely be a knock on him.

He can rebound at his pro day on March 14, but Brown did himself no favors in Indianapolis.

For as much grief as Tom Brady gets about his 40-yard time at his combine in 2000, Brady’s 5.28 is blazing compared to Brown.

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