4. Orlando Brown Jr.: 3rd round 2018
Sticking with the offensive line, we have one of the biggest steals in Ravens’ draft history. Orlando Brown Jr. went into the NFL Scouting Combine as the top tackle prospect. He left the scouting combine as a player whose draft stock was dipping. The Ravens took advantage of it and they got a player with prototype size and incredible strength. He’s 6’8″ and he’s already playing at a high level. He has a chance to become the best right tackle the Ravens ever had.
Brown Jr. is a perfect fit in Baltimore. He gets to play for the same team that his father played for. Brown Jr. is continuing the legacy of his father, by wearing the same number. One of the cooler draft memories for the Ravens was having Edwin Mulitalo announce 83rd overall pick. Mulitalo played with the late, great Orlando Brown Sr. and the whole moment really pulled the heartstrings.
3. Brandon Williams: 3rd round 2013
Brandon Williams made the Pro Bowl in 2018 and has been one of the best run-stopping defensive linemen in the NFL since his second season. One thing you have to respect about Williams is that life is always better for the defense when he’s on the field and he’s on the field a lot. Williams has been the biggest key for the Ravens when it comes to stopping the run. With Michael Pierce now in Minnesota, Williams will go back to playing over the center. That’s bad news for opponents who want to run the football, especially with Derek Wolfe and Calais Campbell as the defensive ends.
Williams has missed a game here or there and his impact was missed badly on those occasions. Much like Jimmy Smith, Ravens fans often don’t realize how good they have it with Williams until he misses some action. Williams has started 88 of the 112 games since being drafted in 2013.