Who is Orlando Brown Jr.?
Orlando Brown Jr. was highly touted coming out of Oklahoma. He is the son of a former star tackle Orlando Brown Sr.
Brown was highly touted by analysts as a mauler who plays with phenomenal length, strength, and an NFL bloodline at his back. A near first-round lock.
That all changed at the NFL combine. His draft stock was demolished. Analysts have said that Brown may have had perhaps the worst combine performance in NFL history. He quickly dove down draft boards. Some teams reportedly took his name off their big board altogether.
As the age-old saying goes: trust your eyes, trust the film and use the combine to verify previous analyses of players. People often get too caught up in the numbers produced at the combine.
The Ravens ended up selecting Brown in the third round of the NFL draft. It was apparently quite quickly that they struck gold.
Many star players drop in the pre-draft process because they aren’t the fastest or strongest. However, when the work actually comes on the field, they ball out. That is exactly what Orlando Brown Jr. did for the Ravens.
Brown has played in every game the Ravens have had since 2018. That’s a total of 52 games in 3 seasons. He is a lockdown tackle for the team and as durable as they come.
From 2018-2019 Brown played a total of 1865 snaps and allowed only 6 penalties and 3 sacks. In 2 playoff games in these years, he dint have a single penalty or sack allowed. When the moments were the biggest, Brown’s side of the line stayed the strongest.