At Oklahoma's pro day, Orlando Brown redeems himself a bit for infamously bad combine

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Mostly the NFL scouting combine performances we remember are the great ones that make guys like Mike Mamula a household name. Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown falls in a rare category. We’ll remember his combine for a long time because it was historically bad.

In the draft process you get a chance at a do over, and Brown took advantage. At Oklahoma’s pro day on Wednesday, Brown was better than he was a couple weeks ago in Indianapolis.

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Brown improved across the board. He had a better 40 time, better vertical jump by six inches, improved his broad jump by seven inches and had four more reps on the bench press.




Brown’s 40 time was unofficially about 5.65 according to most reporters there, which was a marked improvement over his 5.85 at the combine.


It wasn’t the type of performance that will make everyone forget about the combine, but it helps. Brown will be a tough evaluation for NFL teams. He played very well at Oklahoma, against good competition. Teams don’t like to overrate how good or bad a player tests at the combine, but it’s impossible to ignore when a player like Brown doesn’t show the type of athleticism players generally need to thrive in the NFL. Teams will have to decide between what they see on tape and Brown’s testing scores at the combine and his pro day.

At least Brown’s second chance to test well went better than his first.

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown had a chance to make up for a poor showing at the NFL scouting combine. (AP)
Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown had a chance to make up for a poor showing at the NFL scouting combine. (AP)

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Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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