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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LB Chris Orr


Big Board ranking: #79

Positional ranking: #7

 

Overview

Position: LB

College: Wisconsin

Class: Senior

Age: 22

 

Measurables

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 224 lbs.

Arm length: N/A

Hand size: N/A

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Tremendous instincts. Great play recognition and awareness. High-end intellect to overcome athletic limitations. Very good eye discipline. Has no problems taking on blockers head on. Reliable and technically sound tackler when he’s able to square up a ball-carrier. Very effective as an inside blitzer. Reads the quarterback’s eyes and will break on the ball in zone coverage. Tough and physical. Always gives top-tier effort. Self-proclaimed “head hunter” on special teams. High character and leadership. NFL bloodlines (son of two-time Super Bowl champion tight end Terry Orr and brother of former All-Pro linebacker Zach Orr).

 

Weaknesses

Doesn’t have the desired size for the position. Lacks sideline-to-sideline speed. Average change-of-direction skills. Much better going downhill than reacting. Needs to be better breaking down to tackle in space. Will struggle to get off second-level blocks. Concerns about ability in man coverage.

 

NFL comparison

Zach Orr

 

Conclusion

Overall, Orr lacks the prototype athleticism for an NFL linebacker, but I think he is simply a natural football player that will win with instincts and effort to potentially carve out a career path similar to his brother by working his way from special teams ace to standout starter. It will likely be a mistake for teams to let him slip or even go undrafted.

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He’s a late rounder? Wow.

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Wisconsin players never get respect.

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They’re unathletic sooo

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I forgot Zach Orr

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