Just several day removed from the conclusion of the season, Orlando “Zeus” Brown declared for the NFL Draft. The announcement should come as no surprise to Oklahoma Sooner fans as the junior offensive lineman held a first round draft grade.
After talking things over with my family and coaches, I will be declaring early for the NFL Draft. It’s been an amazing 4 years here. I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other university. Thank you Sooner Nation!!! ⭕️🙌🏾
— Orlando Brown (Zeus) (@ZEUS__78) January 3, 2018
A surprise signee under Bob Stoops tenure, the 6’8 345-pound offensive tackle earned the starting job as a redshirt freshman. Anchoring arguably the nation’s top unit, Brown started all 40 games he played in as a Sooner. The effort on the field did not go unnoticed as the lineman earned a unanimous All-American First Team Selection in 2017.
The award followed up an All-American Second Team selection in 2016 and a Freshman All-American Team Selection in 2015. A talented player with ideal size, Brown should end the drought of first round picks for OU — the last player taken from Oklahoma in the first round of the NFL Draft was Lane Johnson in 2013.
Thanks for the memories Zeus!