Orlando Franklin Scouting Report
Orlando Franklin
Orlando Frankin - Miami (FL) (HT: 6-5½ - WT: 316)
Combine 40: 5.20 - Position Rank: 7 of 28

Positives: Solid athlete... Versatile... Good length and long arms... Very solid footwork, flashes good quickness... Good anchor, does a nice job holding his ground... Very solid lateral movement with good short area slide... Redirects reasonably well... Holds up well versus bull rushers... Very solid run blocker... Very good strength... Has ability to pull and get to the second level... Very solid flexibility and body control... Stays on his blocks, gives a good effort... Aggressive, flashes a mean streak... Tough, played entire 2010 season with torn meniscus... Right Tackle prospect who will also get looks at Guard... Franklin is another prospect who could get taken late in the second round as teams scramble to find quarterback protection.

Negatives: Inconsistent and somewhat sloppy footwork and technique... Not very quick, can be slow getting off the snap... Doesn't fire out, allows defenders to make first contact... Tries to get by on size alone... Can be beat by outside speed, overextends... Bends at the waist... Marginal hand placement, hands get too high and wide... A little stiff, movement looks impeded by his pads... Can be slow picking up delayed blitz... Doesn't always generate the power he should... Doesn't move the pile as well as he should considering his strength... Doesn't stay low or always play with leverage... Lowers his head... Gets a little too upright and can be driven off the ball... A little awkward blocking on the move... Has been as heavy as 345 lbs... Does not possess the lateral range of a NFL Left Tackle... Post-season MCL surgery might have affected his workout at the combine.

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