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Last Updated: April 28, 2021

Baltimore Ravens Trade Orlando Brown to Kansas City Chiefs for Draft Picks

Introduction

On Friday, April 23rd, 2021 a blockbuster trade went down in the National Football League prior to the quickly approaching 2021 NFL Draft which will commence on Thursday, April 29th, 2021. The Baltimore Ravens have traded their former NFL Pro Bowl offensive tackle, Orlando Brown Jr., the Baltimore Ravens’ second – round pick (# 58 overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Baltimore Ravens fifth – round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for multiple future draft picks. The Baltimore Ravens have obtained a first – round pick (# 31 overall), a third – round pick (# 94 overall), and a fourth – round pick (# 136 overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft as well as a fifth – round pick in next year’s 2022 NFL Draft from the Kansas City Chiefs.

This was a much – needed trade for the Kansas City Chiefs who recently lost several offensive linemen including their longtime offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Protecting their biggest asset in their young superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, was one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ most pressing priorities during the 2021 NFL offseason. The Chiefs attempted to sign the veteran left tackle Trent Williams, but he ended up negotiating a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers which is the team that he has played for during the 2020 – 2021 NFL season.

The New Offensive Line of the Chiefs

Along with Orlando Brown Jr. the Kansas City Chiefs have welcomed in other various offensive linemen to establish an entirely new o – line prior to the start of the 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs have recently signed Joe Thuney, Kyle Long, and Austin Blythe from the NFL’s free agency market. The Chiefs also anticipate bringing back Laurent Duvernay – Tardif as well as Lucas Niang who both opted out of the 2020 – 2021 NFL season due to COVID – 19 related issues.

Football Background

Brown Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but he attended Peachtree Ridge High School located in Suwanee, Georgia. As Orlando was a three – star recruit he received scholarship offers from powerhouse college football universities including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and others. Brown Jr. originally committed to the University of Tennessee, but eventually decided to enroll at the University of Oklahoma in order to play college football for the Sooners. Following an excellent college football career with the Oklahoma Sooners, the now 6 – foot 8 – inch and 355 – pound offensive tackle forewent his last year of NCAA eligibility in order to declare himself available for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Professional Football Career

The Baltimore Ravens selected Brown Jr. with the 83rd overall pick in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Orlando played with the Baltimore Ravens for his entire career in the National Football League from 2018 to 2020, and now he enters his fourth NFL season with the highly ranked Kansas City Chiefs who appeared in the last two Super Bowls (LIV, LV) under their veteran head coach in Andy Reid.

Brown Jr. has played in 48 total NFL games and he has started 42 total NFL games throughout his young professional football career. Orlando has been selected to 2 NFL Pro Bowls out of the three seasons that he has been in the league making him one of the better young and aggressive offensive tackles in the National Football League at the moment. It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of protecting the Kansas City Chiefs’ primetime superstar quarterback and former Super Bowl LIV MVP in Patrick Mahomes.

Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 2 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2019, 2020)
  • Unanimous All – American (2017)
  • 2 Time Big – 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • 2 Time First – Team All – Big 12 (2016, 2017)
  • USA Today High School All – American (2013)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Friday, April 23rd, 2021. Currently the Kansas City Chiefs have the overall highest odds out of the 32 franchises in the National Football League to win the upcoming Super Bowl LVI, and the Baltimore Ravens have the 7th overall highest odds to win Super Bowl LVI.

Team                                                   Odds
Kansas City Chiefs                              +450
Tampa Bay Buccaneers                        +700
Green Bay Packers                             +1000
Buffalo Bills                                         +1100
Los Angeles Rams                              +1200
San Francisco 49ers                            +1200
Baltimore Ravens                               +1600
Indianapolis Colts                               +2000
Cleveland Browns                              +2000
New Orleans Saints                            +2500
Seattle Seahawks                                +2500
Miami Dolphins                                  +2500
New England Patriots                        +2800
Los Angeles Chargers                        +2800
Dallas Cowboys                                  +2800
Pittsburgh Steelers                              +3300
Tennessee Titans                                +3300
Arizona Cardinals                              +3300
Chicago Bears                                    +4000
Minnesota Vikings                              +5000
Carolina Panthers                               +5000
Atlanta Falcons                                   +6600
New York Giants                                 +6600
Denver Broncos                                  +6600
Las Vegas Raiders                              +6600
Washington Football Team                  +6600
Philadelphia Eagles                            +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars                           +10000
Cincinnati Bengals                             +10000
New York Jets                                    +10000
Houston Texans                                  +15000
Detroit Lions                                      +15000

 

Sources:

“Sources: Chiefs shipping first-round pick, 3 others to Ravens for package highlighted by Orlando Brown Jr.”, Jamison Hensley, espn.com, April 23, 2021.

“Orlando Brown Jr.”, pro-football-reference.com, April 23, 2021.

“United States, NFL Futures, NFL 2021 / 22 Super Bowl LVI: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, April 23, 2021.


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