Miami offensive lineman Orlando Franklin will be doing all of the workouts this week despite the fact that he underwent knee surgery only six weeks ago.
Franklin tore the meniscus in his left knee during the 2009 season and played through the injury this year. The surgery kept Franklin from participating in any of the senior all-star games.
"I was asking to get an MRI at the end of the season but they thought it was tendinitis so we elected not to get the MRI. But I finally got the MRI three weeks before camp started, in the middle of July and it turned out my meniscus was torn. At the University of Miami I thought we had something special going on this year and I was playing a different position so I didn’t want to have surgery. I wanted to be there for my teammates and not miss any days of camp.”
He characterized himself as "if not 100%, than 98" and said that scouts and coaches are "excited" that he has been able to recover and compete so quickly.
Frankin played three seasons at guard for the Hurricanes, but was their starting left tackle this season. The 6-7, 315 pounder is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 8 rated offensive tackle.