New Offer: 2014 OL Orlando Brown

Submitted by ken725 on March 6th, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Keith Niebuhr @KeithRIVALS

2014 OL Orlando Brown of Peachtree Ridge (Ga.), son of the ex-NFL player, says #Michigan offered today. He's 6-10, 360

His dad is Orlando Brown who played for the Browns and Ravens.  All I know is that this kid is massive.
EDIT: New tweet

In talking with 2014 OL Orlando Brown of Peachtree Ridge (Ga.), I could tell he was pretty excited about his new #Michigan offer




March 6th, 2012 at 3:53 PM ^

I assume at some point an OL gets tall enough where the QB can't see over him, rendering the hugeness as a disadvantage. I assume it's not the case here, but when is it the case?


March 6th, 2012 at 3:58 PM ^

For a tackle, as long as he still has the athleticism, I don't know if he's ever too tall, within reason. The tackles are bent at the knees and waist, whereas the QB is standing tall. Plus, the added benefit you get from him being huge is more than the small visibility drawback.


March 6th, 2012 at 4:02 PM ^

As it is just getting leverage to block.  If the guy you're trying to block gets underneath you, he'll be able to get past you.  Of course, this will also mean that he's low enough to throw over, as the above commenters noted.

6'10" is massive, but I'd guess if Michigan offered him, they feel that he's got good enough flexibility and technique to make his size an advantage, not a disadvantage.

I'm in awe that a high school sophomore is that big.  I really don't know what to think.


March 6th, 2012 at 3:59 PM ^

Is his dad the same guy they called "Zeus" that got hit in the eye with a penalty flag?  Not that it has any bearing on his son, I'm just trying to keep it straight in my pea brain.

Edit:  He's ONLY listed at 6'8" 330 on Scout.  Amazing.


March 6th, 2012 at 4:32 PM ^

His Dad had a bit of a temper to him, word is he never quite forgave officials (as a group) for hitting him in the eye with that flag.  As a Ravens fan I liked his play and understood why he would hold a grudge but wished he would calm down sometimes.  It's a real shame what happened to him last year though, hopefully his family's doing alright.


March 6th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

That said, Jared Gaither is 6'9", so given some random inaccuracy in high school measurement, Orlando Brown might be "only" 6'9" as well. Ryan Mallett's height varied by a couple inches here and there too.


March 6th, 2012 at 4:25 PM ^

can you say tacopants reincarnate???  There was a absolutely huge on UM bball team at the same time as avery queen, very much the duo...I cant think of his name.   Brown should fight him just for the pure spectacle of it!!!


March 6th, 2012 at 4:38 PM ^

Man you beat me to it. Aren't those Taco Pants stats? The joke of Taco pants is real. I woul dlove to see him line up at tight end and run(Big steps) down field. Impossible to cover in the red zone.

On another note, Hoke likes his playes to be huge! Good thing Shane is like 6'4" and getting taller. He'll need it to see over this massive line. Seriously it is going to look like those old goofy cartoons of offensive linemen. These are going to be good years coming up.


March 6th, 2012 at 4:38 PM ^

Can a kid like that play on the defensive line?  If nothing else, he's tall enough to drive opposing QBs crazy with batted balls and blocked passing lanes.

Hank Scorpio

March 6th, 2012 at 4:58 PM ^

I met little 'Lando at his Dad's funeral this past summer. He was probably more like 6'7" 330 at that time, but he spoke at his Dad's funeral and there wasn't a dry eye in the house except for his.

He is a focused, intelligent, mammoth of a kid. He said then that he was intent on providing for his entire family as his father had previously. I hope and pray he goes Blue, he would be astonishingly easy for me to root for.


March 6th, 2012 at 5:29 PM ^

I clicked through to his twitter after I saw that he replied to Keith.  He seems to have the right focus right now.

I don't care how many offers or letters I'm's not enough to slow down my work ethic

While most are getting drunk..While most are getting high..I'm just in the gym