Baltimore Ravens: 6 trade destinations and scenarios for Orlando Brown Jr.
Los Angeles Chargers:
Justin Herbert just took the NFL by storm with one of the most prolific rookie seasons in league history. Behind an average-at-best offensive line, Herbert tossed over 4,300-yards and scored 36 touchdowns in 15 games. Herbert has the weapons available to him, but imagine if he had a better offensive line to protect him.
That’s where Orlando Brown Jr. comes into play. Brown Jr. can slide right into the team’s left tackle spot and allows the team to go a different direction in the top half of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Acquiring Brown jr. won’t be cheap, however. He’s definitely worth it, though.
The Chargers first-round pick, 13th overall, is a little too rich to sell for Orlando Brown Jr., but the 47th overall pick isn’t quite enough on its own. LA doesn’t have a problem moving a mid-second rounder for a two-time Pro Bowler, but they’ll need to make it interesting. To appease the Ravens, they toss in a fourth-round pick, as well, giving Baltimore two more picks in the first ~120 picks.
The Ravens aren’t totally selfish, however, and give the Chargers a future sixth-rounder in return. Baltimore is able to land itself some nice capital for moving Brown Jr. here and LA gets itself an offensive line cornerstone to keep its franchise quarterback upright for years to come.