Brandon Dorlus
Brandon Dorlus  DE  Oregon | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Brandon Dorlus
Height
6-3
Weight
283
College
Oregon
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
84.7/100
Player Rating
15
PositionRank (DL)
4.85
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
25
Sol tackles
14

Brandon Dorlus DE/EDGE Oregon | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Brandon Dorlus DE/EDGE Oregon
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.85 seconds (43%*)
Age: 22.11 DOB: 03/22/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (32%*) Weight: 283 (88%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (26%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (43%*) Span: 81 (59%*)
Forty: 4.85 (C) (43%*) Shuttle: 4.85 (C) (3%*) Ten Yard: 1.68 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 30.5 (C) (21%*) Broad: 111 (C) (26%*)
Three Cone: 7.43 (C) (22%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.85 seconds (43%*)
Age: 22.11 DOB: 03/22/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (32%*) Weight: 283 (88%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (26%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (43%*)
Span: 81 (59%*)
Forty: 4.85 (C) (43%*) Shuttle: 4.85 (C) (3%*)
10 Yard: 1.68 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 30.5 (C) (21%*) Broad: 111 (C) (26%*)
3 Cone: 7.43 (C) (22%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 84.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
76%
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Tackling:
65%
Pass Rush:
81%
Run Defense:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #79 Position rank: #15
College Games: 57 College Snaps: 2182
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #350 Pos Rank: #65 State Rank: #80
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Ovr Rank: #49 Pos Rank: #74
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Tuli Tuipulotu - USC
87%
Cameron Thomas - San Diego State
78%
Desjuan Johnson - Toledo
78%
Draft Profile: Bio
From Deerfield Beach High School to the Oregon Ducks, Brandon Dorlus defied his three-star recruit status to become a key disruptor on the defensive line. Initially committed to Virginia Tech, Dorlus flipped to Oregon, where he quickly outperformed expectations. Throughout his college career, Dorlus demonstrated significant growth as a player, starting as a rotational member and evolving into a high-level defensive asset. He earned All-Pac-12 honors in both 2021 and 2022, and in his final year, he transitioned to the edge, recording a career-high in sacks.



In 2021 as a junior Dorlus played in 14 games and contributed on 665 snaps. He recorded 16 tackles, 4 assists while making 18 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 42 total pressures, which included 33 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior he logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 590 snaps for the Ducks. He also added 24 tackles, 4 assists, and 22 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 41 total pressures, which included 35 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Dorlus logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 564 snaps for the Ducks. He also added 14 tackles, 5 assists, and 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 45 total pressures, which included 35 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at number 51. He wrote: "Dorlus, a 6-3, 290-pounder, has power numbers — a 685-pound back squat, a 685-pound sumo deadlift and a 345-pound power clean. He’s also almost as fast, hitting 20.75 MPH on the GPS."
  • Sports a dense, compact frame with excellent natural leverage and proportional length, enhancing alignment versatility.
  • Explosiveness paired with proportional length translates into exceptional raw power capacity.
  • Lateral agility allows for quick offset of blockers, utilizing swift swim and arm-over moves.
  • Exhibits above-average ankle flexion, aiding in edge bending around offensive tackles.
  • Strong in setting the edge, capable of stacking blocks, re-anchoring, and shedding to tackle effectively.
  • Heavy, precise hands and prying strength enable him to dismantle blockers' extensions.
  • High-motor rusher, consistently fighting through contact with relentless leg drive.
  • Proactively disrupts passing lanes, using length to deflect throws effectively.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Explosiveness is solid but does not reach elite levels, potentially limiting edge rush impact.
  • High-cut frame impacts flexibility and bend capacity, detracting from overall agility.
  • Lacks hip flexibility for consistent midsection roll, affecting change of direction efficiency.
  • Occasionally loses backside discipline, over-committing inside of gaps.
  • While his timed speed is excellent it doesn't always show on the field where he visibly lacks elite speed and range in pursuit, which could affect NFL-level effectiveness.
Scouting Report: Summary
Dorlus's strengths lie in his physicality and technique. His dense frame and natural leverage allow him to engage and overpower opponents across various alignments, making him a scheme-versatile asset. Despite lacking elite explosiveness, he compensates with effective use of hands, lateral agility, and a relentless motor, traits that enable him to disrupt backfields and occlude passing lanes. His capacity to generate pressure and adapt his game to different defensive roles speaks to a high football IQ and work ethic.

However, challenges remain for Dorlus as he transitions to the professional level. His high-cut frame and sub-elite bend may limit his effectiveness against the NFL's top offensive talent, necessitating refinement in technique and flexibility. Additionally, while his power and motor are assets, Dorlus will need to develop a more diverse pass-rush arsenal to fully capitalize on his potential. As NFL teams evaluate Dorlus, his foundational skills, versatility, and upward trajectory make him a solidprospect, particularly for teams seeking a high-floor, high-character player ready to contribute in a rotational or specialized role from the outset.

Brandon Dorlus percentiles vs other Defensive Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Brandon Dorlus (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
68.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.