Baker Mayfield doesn’t put much stock in the disappointing performance from his Oklahoma teammate, Orlando Brown, at the NFL combine. Brown ran a 5.86 in the 40-yard dash on Friday, which was concerning for many analysts and media members. It was the fourth-slowest time by any player at the combine since 2003, and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock called it “historically bad.” However, Mayfield dismissed the result as irrelevant. The Heisman winner cares more about Brown’s play on the field, and he said the All-American tackle didn’t give up a sack all season. Mayfield isn’t alone in the opinion that 40-yard dash times aren’t important for offensive linemen. Scouts and analysts usually focus more on a lineman’s 10-yard split, which is a better measure of a player’s explosiveness off the line of scrimmage.
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Baker Mayfield: Forget Orlando Brown’s Combine numbers, remember zero sacks
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Mar 4