Ravens Trade Orlando Brown Jr. to Chiefs

Knee-Jerk Reactions Ravens Trade Orlando Brown Jr. to Chiefs

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On Friday, the Ravens traded offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs. RSR staff react to the news here.


Tony Lombardi

I think that our own Matty Wise summed the trade up well…

There will be those who think that the Ravens didn’t get enough for Orlando. But his perceived value locally is higher than that nationally. He benefits from playing with Lamar Jackson and a heavy run offense. Schematically, I don’t see him as a good fit for the Chiefs with their heavy reliance upon screens and linemen that need to work in space. So the sensitivity towards trading Orlando to a Ravens nemesis might also be inflated just like his trade value And speaking of that value, if you subscribe to the Jimmy Johnson model, Orlando nets the Ravens the 44th pick in the draft. Some others with perhaps a more modern sense of analytics that most teams lean on more than the JJ chart, have a different perspective.


At the end of the day, this is a solid move long-term for the Ravens. Short term, in 2021, time will tell. If the Ravens have been given solid medical reports on Ronnie Stanley and the team can bring in veteran Alejandro Villanueva as a one-year placeholder like they’ve done in the past with other veterans like Willie Anderson and Bryant McKinnie, this trade might play out as another steal by Eric DeCosta.

Todd Karpovich

– This is a good haul for the Ravens, who will be able to find a young tackle in the draft.

— In addition to the 31st overall pick in this year’s draft, Baltimore also gets a 2021 third-round selection (94 overall), a 2022 fourth-round pick (either 136 or 144) and a 2022 fifth-round selection.

— This means the Ravens now have two first-round picks (27, 31 overall), no picks in the second round, two third-round selections (94, 104), two fourth-round picks (131, 136), two fifth-round selections (171, 184) and one sixth-round pick (210).

— Baltimore hosted former Steelers offensive tackle, Alejandro Villanueva, this past week. Villanueva will have an opportunity to compete for the starting job if signed.


Chad Racine

The Ravens can now draft a right tackle who will play on a rookie contract for the next four or five years. What a great deal Eric DeCosta landed with a total of four draft picks including one first round. At best, had Brown walked after his deal was up, that would’ve been a 3rd round compensatory two years from now. This worked out well.

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