The pick: The Baltimore Ravens select Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown Jr. with the 83rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
• Height- 6’8″
• Weight- 345 lbs.
• Arms- 35″
• Hands- 9 3/4″
• 40 yard dash- 5.85 secs
• Bench press- 14 reps
• Vertical jump- 19.5 inches
• Broad jump- 82 inches
• 3 Cone drill- 7.87 secs
• 20 Yd shuttle- 5.38 secs
The fit: The Baltimore Ravens second biggest need has been addressed with the pick of Orlando Brown Jr. He should compete for the starting RT spot with James Hurst. Fun fact: Zeus Jr. Is the son of former Raven, the late Orlando Brown. His father has to be smiling down from Heaven right now.
The good: Brown is a MAMMOTH of a man standing 6’8″ and 345 pounds. He fills an immediate need as well. He’s got a nasty streak that I really like. Also possesses heavy hands and is not easily bull rushed. NFL bloodline.
The bad: Brown is a terrible athlete and it showed when he tested poorly at the NFL Combine. Not really strong, just big. He often misses second level blocking assignments. He could assert more consistent effort. He is definitely going to need coaching.
My take: While I’m upset that the Ravens traded out of position to take a wide receiver of Michael Gallup’s caliber and I wish that’s who I was writing about right now, Zeus Jr. is a pretty good constellation prize. And how cool is it that he will play for the same team that his father played for?! He wrote a note to Ozzie Newsome saying how special it would be to play for the Ravens. He will need coaching, but he has great size and I expect him to compete for, and hopefully win, the starting RT position.