Orlando Brown Jr.
Brown in 2017
No. 57 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-02) May 2, 1996 (age 25)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:345 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Peachtree Ridge
(Suwanee, Georgia)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2021
Games played:52
Games started:46
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Orlando Claude Brown Jr. (born May 2, 1996) is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Brown is the son of offensive tackle Orlando Brown, who also played for the Ravens.

High school career

Brown Jr. attended Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia, where he played high school football.[1] He was a three-star prospect. He received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, and Auburn.[2] Brown initially committed to Tennessee but changed his commitment to Oklahoma.[3]

College career

Brown redshirted his freshman year at Oklahoma in 2014.[4] In 2015, he was named the starting left tackle.[5] On January 3, 2018, Brown announced he was forgoing his senior year and entering the 2018 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional career

NFL Draft

On January 3, 2018, Brown announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[7] Brown attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and performed all of the combine and positional drills, but had a poor performance. His 40-yard dash time was the slowest among any prospect at the combine and was described as a "historically bad time" by NFL analyst Mike Mayock. He also finished last in the bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump among all offensive linemen at the combine.[8] The performance possibly hurt his draft stock after he was widely considered a first round pick among draft experts and scouts.[9]

He fared poorly at the combine, putting up 14 reps on bench press, 5.85 40-yard dash (same as his father's Pro Day score), 82-inch broad jump, and a 19.5 vertical jump. He recovered at his Pro Day, achieving better results in all categories, including 18 reps on bench press, 5.63 40 yard dash, 89" broad jump and 25.5" vertical jump.[10][11]

At Oklahoma's pro day he improved his 40-yard dash (5.68s), 20-yard dash (3.28s), 10-yard dash (1.88s), bench press (18), vertical jump (25 1/2"), and broad jump (7'5"). Brown attended visits and private workouts with multiple teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, and Detroit Lions.[12][13] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Brown was projected to be a second or third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.[14] He was ranked as the fourth best offensive tackle in the draft by Sports Illustrated, was ranked the sixth best offensive tackle DraftScout.com and Scouts Inc., and was ranked the eighth best offensive tackle by NFL analyst Mike Mayock.[15][16][17]

External video
video icon Orlando Brown Jr.'s NFL Combine Workout
video icon Orlando Brown Jr.'s 40-yard dash
video icon 2018 NFL Draft Profile: Orlando Brown Jr.
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 7+78 in
(2.03 m)
345 lb
(156 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
5.85 s 2.00 s 3.29 s 5.38 s 7.87 s 25+12 in
(0.65 m)
7 ft 5 in
(2.26 m)
18 reps
All values from Pro Day, except 40 and cones.[18]

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens selected Brown in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[19] Brown was the ninth offensive tackle drafted in 2018 and was considered by analysts to be one of the biggest steals in the draft.[20]

External video
video icon Ravens draft Orlando Brown Jr. 83rd overall

On May 16, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens signed Brown to a four-year, $3.49 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $865,720.[21] In his rookie season, he appeared in all 16 games and started 10 games at right tackle. He started in the Wild Card loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.[22]

On January 15, 2020, Brown, who had been named as an alternate at offensive tackle to the 2020 Pro Bowl, was added to the active Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Oakland Raider Trent Brown.[23] Brown was named to his second Pro Bowl in 2020.

Kansas City Chiefs

On April 23, 2021, Brown was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, along with a second-round pick (58th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, in exchange for the Chiefs' first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft, a third-round pick (94th overall), a fourth-round pick (136th overall) and a 2022 fifth-round selection.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Orlando Brown, Peachtree Ridge , Offensive Tackle". 247Sports. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Orlando Brown Jr. Recruitment". 247sports.com.
  3. ^ Davis, Spenser. "Oklahoma football: The story of how ex-Tennessee commit Orlando Brown became a Sooner". OU Daily. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma star Orlando Brown came from Georgia, but he's not the one who got away". DawgNation. December 11, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Orlando Brown from Tennessee to Oklahoma". oudaily.com.
  6. ^ Dan Parr (January 3, 2018). "Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown intends to enter 2018 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Conway, Tyler (January 3, 2018). "Orlando Brown declared for 2018 NFL Draft". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Did Orlando Brown Just Have the Worst Combine Performance of All Time?". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Wiggins, Brandon; Farrar, Doug (March 2, 2018). "Projected first-round NFL draft pick had a 'historically bad' showing at the NFL combine". businessinsider.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Orlando Brown's combine redemption at pro day". SI.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "OU's Brown has better pro day than combine". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Crowe, Alfie (April 3, 2018). "Jaguars to host Orlando Brown, per report". bigcatcountry.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Birkett, Dave (April 23, 2018). "Boston College DE Harold Landry makes pre-draft visit to Detroit Lions". freep.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "*Orlando Brown, DS #6 OT, Oklahoma". DraftScout.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "The 2018 NFL Draft Big Board, Vol. 2". si.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  16. ^ Mayock, Mike (April 24, 2018). "2018 NFL Draft Top 100 Prospect Rankings". NFL.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "ESPN: 2018 NFL Draft Profile: Orlando Brown Jr". espn.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  18. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Orlando Brown Jr". National Football League. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  20. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2018). "Orlando Brown drafted in third round by Ravens". NFL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  21. ^ "Spotrac.com: Orlando Brown Jr. contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  22. ^ "Orlando Brown 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  23. ^ Mink, Ryan. "Orlando Brown Jr. Gives Ravens a 13th Pro Bowler". baltimoreravens.com. the Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  24. ^ "Chiefs acquire OT Orlando Brown in trade with Ravens". NFL.com. April 23, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021.