Assessing Brandon Dorlus’ performance at the 2024 NFL Combine

The 2024 NFL Combine got underway for the Oregon Ducks on Thursday, with Brandon Dorlus leading the way, hitting the field for some drills and getting his measurables taken.

Dorlus performed pretty well, really impressing scouts with his speed among defensive tackles in the 40-yard dash. While his jumping was not quite up to par with his speed, Dorlus showed some nice mobility and fluidity in the on-field drills as well.

In the end, Dorlus received a solid combine score, with the tag of “good backup with a potential to turn into a starter,” according to

Here is a look at the final numbers from the NFL combine for Dorlus.


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Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 283 pounds

Hand Size: 9 3/8″

Arm Length: 33 1/4″

40-yard Dash

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Official Time: 4.85 seconds

Rank at Position: 2nd of 20 Players

Dorlus came out early and posted a really great number in his 40-yard dash, which was the second-fastest among all defensive linemen to run. He was one of only seven players to break the 5-second barrier.

Florida State’s Braden Fiske ran the fastest 40-yard dash among defensive linemen at 4.78 seconds.

10-Yard Split

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Official Split Time: 1.68 seconds

Rank at Position: 4th of 20 Players

Dorlus didn’t have as quick of a get-off for his 40-yard dash, but that didn’t impact his overall result.

LSU DL Mekhi Wingo had the fastest 10-yard split at 1.64 seconds. He had the third-fastest overall 40-time at 4.86 seconds.

Vertical Jump

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Official Measurement: 30.5″

Rank at Position: 30th of 42 players

Not a great measurement for Dorlus, who was in the bottom third of all defensive linemen when it comes to vertical.

Mississippi EDGE Cedric Johnson led the way with a vertical jump of 38.00″

Broad Jump

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Official Measurement: 9’3″

Rank at Position: 23rd of 39 players

Another average measurement for Dorlus, who was just below the midline of all defensive linemen when it comes to vertical.

Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson led the way with a vertical jump of 10’8″

Bench Press

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The Bench Press will take place on Friday for defensive linemen, so we will update this post once Dorlus’ numbers come in.

NFL Combine Grade

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NFL Combine Grade: 6.16 (out of 8.0)

According to, Dorlus has traits to be an above-average backup in the NFL, with a chance to rise to the level of starter.  Some of his strengths were listed as follows:

  • Can play a variety of alignments in odd or even fronts.

  • Jolts tackles and tight ends with heavy punch.

  • Hands and feet work in harmony to bypass blocker.

  • Attacks both edges of the blocker as interior rusher.

  • Heavy swipes and slaps to counter blocker’s initial punch.

  • Drive strength to bull rush finesse protection.

Here are the weaknesses that were listed by

  • Struggled to build an impressive rush résumé while at Oregon.

  • Rush attack loses steam when first move fails to gain access.

  • Plays with below-average balance and body control through contact.

  • Play can be too upright, and he hasn’t made hand placement a priority yet.

  • Inconsistent anchor technique against double-teams and down blocks.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire