Ravens sign Orlando Brown to rookie deal

AP

Orlando Brown Jr. has a new home in a familiar place, and now he has a contract to go with it.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Ravens signed the third-round tackle to his four-year, $3.491 million deal.

That leaves just three unsigned Ravens picks, as first-rounders Hayden Hurst and Lamar Jackson and fellow third-rounder Mark Andrews have yet to sign.

Brown, the son of the late Ravens tackle of the same name, was one of the most decorated players in college but slid after a poor combine workout. He’s working to lose weight to become more mobile, but he’s probably always going to be massive (6-foot-8, and 340 if he hasn’t lost a pound lately).

5 responses to “Ravens sign Orlando Brown to rookie deal

  1. What a wasted draft for Baltimore… This guy can’t stay away from the donuts, Hurst will be 25.. 25! Before the season even starts, and Jackson is a stretch.

  2. While too much weight (no pun intended) shouldn’t be placed on combine workouts on either great or awful results, the combine can expose certain individual qualities of players that can’t be seen on tape. If a player is in a great coaching system and/ or surrounded by other great players compared to the opponent, then you’re going to look better than you are. I give you Tim Tebow, Sanchez, Leinart, etc as examples.

    For Brown, huge red flags come up: he’s not very athletic or strong. The biggest one was that he couldn’t even be bothered to lose weight and get in shape for the most important interview of his life. He doesn’t even have the excuse of having gone to a school with no experience with the draft or even no one in his family having gone through the combine process. He just looks lazy and unmotivated.

  3. I’d be concerned with his combine if he was chosen in the first round. Dude was a 3rd rounder. Ravens at least get to take a look at him for a few years for relative peanuts.

  4. He had a good college career. All this before the combine. Maybe the raw materials are there.

    * Unanimous All-American (2017)
    * 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2016, 2017)
    * Freshman All-American (2015)
    * Big 12 Lineman of the year (2016, 2017)
    * Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2015)

    Let him learn from Yanda now how to “go to work” as an offensive lineman in the NFL.

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