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Orlando Franklin
Round 2, Pick 46
Position: G
Class:  5Sr
School: Miami-Fl
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6-5.5
WT: 316
40 Time: 5.11
Biography: Three-year starter who also saw limited action with the first team as a freshman. All-Conference selection as a senior. Played both left tackle and left guard for the Hurricanes.

Positives: "Big offensive lineman who's shown flashes of ability the past three years. Quickly sets up off the snap, keeps his feet moving, and makes terrific use of body positioning. Stays square, controls defenders once engaged at the point of attack, and anchors in pass protection. Strong enough to ride oncoming rushers from the play."

Negatives: Does too much leaning on opponents and rarely finishes blocks. Ineffective with his hands and displays marginal strength. Played left tackle yet does not possess the footwork necessary to block the edge. Slow if asked to kick out or pull and shows no skill in motion.

Analysis: "Franklin is a size prospect who has been productive on the college level but has not been the consistent force many thought possible. His technique is still rough around the edges, but his size alone gives him good upside. He's likely to be over-drafted and may take a while to develop."

Projection: 2nd
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