Ravens Trade Orlando Brown Jr. to Chiefs for 4 Drafts Picks, Including 31st Overall in 2021

Baltimore gets solid return.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens traded Orlando Brown Jr. to Kansas City in exchange for four draft picks, including a first-round selection this year.

In addition to the 31st overall pick in this year's draft, Baltimore also gets a 2021 third-round selection (94 overall), a 2022 fourth-round pick (either 136 or 144) and a 2022 fifth-round selection.

Kansas City received a 2021 second-round pick (58th overall) and a 2022 sixth-round pick, in addition to Brown. 

This means the Ravens now have two first-round picks (27, 31 overall), no picks in the second round, two third-round selections (94, 104), two fourth-round picks (131, 136), two fifth-round selections (171, 184) and one sixth-round pick (210).

The agent for Brown had been actively pursuing a trade. Brown successfully made the switch from right to left tackle when Ronnie Stanley went down with a season-ending ankle injury. However, Stanley is expected to return to his position for the 2021 season but Brown wants to stay at left tackle.

Brown will earn $3.384 million in the final year of his current contract. He will try to negotiate a new deal with the Chiefs in the short term. 

Brown wanted to stay on the blind side and caused a stir when he initially posted a message on Twitter that said, "I'm a LEFT tackle." 

Brown later repeated that stance, saying his desire to play left tackle is to fulfill the wishes of his late father and former Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Sr. They had a close relationship and Brown Jr. often wears a ceremonial bandana, which was the signature look of his father.

"It’s never been about the money," Brown wrote on Twitter. "I’m so appreciative for this organization and all my teammates. I couldn’t thank DeCosta enough, he’s a incredible football mind and one the best men I know. I want to live out the dream my dad had for me." 

The Ravens are already taking potential steps to add depth at right tackle.

Baltimore hosted former Steelers offensive tackle, Alejandro Villanueva, this past week. Villanueva has started every game at left tackle for Pittsburgh over the past five seasons.

However, the Ravens are reluctant to finalize any deals before May 3 when they would not lose any potential compensatory draft picks for signing a free agent.