Oregon Duck Brandon Dorlus excels on Day 1 of NFL Combine: Draft stock skyrockets

Sep 17, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Brandon Dorlus (3) celebrates after a tackle.
Sep 17, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Brandon Dorlus (3) celebrates after a tackle. / Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks’ first player to show off at the 2024 NFL Combine performed extraordinarily well on day one. As the defensive linemen and linebackers took the field, Brandon Dorlus looked to boost his overall draft stock ahead of Oregon’s Pro Day and the NFL Draft.

Here’s how the Duck’s day unfolded:

Brandon Dorlus’ 40-yard dash

Running fourth overall in the 40-yard dash, defensive end Dorlus flew down the lane. With his best time of 4.85 seconds, he ran the second fastest time of the afternoon.

At 6-foot-3 and 283 pounds, Dorlus can move incredibly fast for a big man. His speed was crucial to his 106 total tackles, 27 TFLs, and 12 sacks for the Ducks. He also had 46 total pressures while playing with Oregon.

Dorlus was only outpaced by Florida State’s Braden Fiske who ran a 4.78 in his first attempt and he tied LSU's Mekhi Wingo.

Brandon Dorlus’ 10-yard split

In the 40-yard dash, players' 10-yard splits are also measured. While Dorlus finished with great top speed, his first 10 yards left something to be desired.

Landing himself in fourth overall for the day, Dorlus' 10-yard split time was 1.68 seconds.

Brandon Dorlus’ vertical jump

A downside of the Duck's day was his vertical jump. Leaping up to 30.50 inches, Dorlus earned himself a spot in the bottom half of the defensive group.

His build is on the heavier end which doesn't normally bode well for linemen's vertical jump.

Between jumps, Dorlus took part in various drills alongside the other linemen. Wave drills, bag, drills, run-the-hoop drills, and more were featured.

Brandon Dorlus’ broad jump

In the second jumping drill of the day, Dorlus found himself in the middle of the pack.

With a best measure of 9-feet and 3-inches, Dorlus ended the drill tied with Texas' Byron Murphy II and Missouri's Darius Robinson.

Day 2 will feature defensive backs and tight ends. Day 3 will see running backs, wide receivers, and quarterbacks take the field. The final day of the NFL Combine will have offensive linemen showing off their talents.

Six more Ducks will be featured throughout the weekend. Bo Nix, Bucky Irving, Troy Franklin, Khyree Jackson, Evan Williams, and Jackson Powers-Johnson all have yet to appear in Indianapolis.

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