Three-year starter at center who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2016. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors in 2015 and Second Team Academic All-Big 12 in both 2013 and 2014. Started three games as a redshirt freshman.
Tough, durable center with a nice degree of upside potential. Fires into blocks, shows explosiveness at the point and stays square. Jolts defenders with tremendous hand punch, seals them from the action and anchors in pass protection. Plays with solid knee bend, easily handles one-on-one blocking assignments and quickly gets out to the second level. Relatively effective blocking in motion. Plays smart, tough football, effectively quarterbacks the offensive line and works well with teammates.
Occasionally gets a little straight-legged. Really doesn’t finish run blocks. Lacks great footwork in space.
Orlosky is a smart, tough lineman with scheme versatility and potential starting ability down the road.