The Baltimore Ravens drafted Oklahoma star Orlando Brown Jr. in the third round in last month’s 2018 NFL Draft, and they’ve officially locked up the former Sooners tackle. Brown signed his rookie deal with the Ravens on Wednesday, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Ravens signed Orlando Brown to a $3.491 million contract
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 16, 2018
Brown’s contract is for $3.491 million over the next four years. Brown was hailed as one of the top tackles in the country after an All-American senior season, but a rough showing at the NFL Combine did major damage to his draft stock.
But despite the disappointing combine showing, Brown will get a chance to start his NFL career with the team his late father Orlando Sr. played six seasons for. Since arriving in Baltimore, the 6-foot-8 Brown has begun working to trim down to 325 pounds.
Brown could end up being a considerable value pick for Baltimore. The Ravens expect Brown to compete right away for the starting right tackle job. If Brown has a good showing in camp, he could prompt the Ravens to move veteran James Hurst back inside to guard and put him in the starting lineup.