Baltimore Ravens: Trade possibilities for Orlando Brown Jr.

Aug 17, 2020; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (78) during training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2020; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (78) during training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

As fans, we know that the offseason wouldn’t be complete without a few Baltimore Ravens trades. According to, six teams are currently interested in Orlando Brown Jr. However, nobody wants to reveal those teams.

Look, we have all heard that Orlando Brown Jr. wants to play left tackle. Let’s be honest, he’s not going to start over Ronnie Stanley. But do we trade him? It all depends on the offer.

Though, if we keep him to play at right tackle, he’s going to leave after next season. This is an option. It would allow us to avoid creating another void this offseason.

For speculation’s sake, let’s say we trade him. What does that Baltimore Ravens trade look like?

Dallas Cowboys

The current Dallas Cowboys left tackle, Tyron Smith, is getting up there in age. Not only that, but he hasn’t played a full season since 2015, according to Pro Football Reference. After signing Dak Prescott to a massive $160 million deal, I imagine the Cowboys want to protect his blindside.

What is Orlando Brown Jr.’s trade value? The Ravens Wire projects Brown Jr.’s value to likely be a combination of a first and third-round pick. Is that something the Dallas Cowboys are willing to give up to protect their quarterback? Considering the Cowboys announced that they were awarded four NFL compensatory picks, I would say yes.

What would this trade look like?

I don’t see the Dallas Cowboys giving up the number 10 overall pick of the NFL draft for Orlando Brown Jr. They have other needs. However, I could very well see them giving up one or two of their compensatory picks and a player.

The Ravens would benefit from adding another wide receiver. Why not send Orlando Brown Jr. to the Dallas Cowboys for Michael Gallup plus third and fourth-round draft picks. The Cowboys have a compensatory pick in both rounds that they could give up. Gallup would spice up the trade for the Ravens. Having Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb on the roster already means the Cowboys could afford to do this.

The best part? According to Over the Cap, Michael Gallup is on the last year of his rookie contract at a low $2.6 million cap hit. That means the Ravens get a potential number one receiver or a number two at $2.6 million.

Indianapolis Colts

According to ESPN, the starting left tackle of the Colts, Anthony Castonzo, retired. The Colts probably should consider bringing in Orlando Brown Jr. to protect their new quarterback, Carson Wentz. Brown Jr. could be the Colts’ franchise left tackle.

What would this trade look like?

Maybe the Colts try and just offer the 21st overall pick. That wouldn’t be the worst offer. Though, something tells me the Ravens want more for a potential franchise left tackle. Here is a hypothetical offer that I would like: Colts resign Zach Pascal to send us with their #54 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Zach Pascal isn’t the best receiver in the league. He is reliable, though. Pascal would add another target for Lamar Jackson. He is also a good blocker. I think he would fit rather nicely on the Ravens’ offense.

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Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings just released starting left tackle Riley Reiff to save money. They are going to need someone to replace him. Orlando Brown Jr. would be the perfect fit. Why not help the Vikings and ourselves by sending Brown Jr. to Minnesota for Adam Thielen.

What would this trade look like?

I honestly believe that this trade could be pretty much as is. Thielen was third in the NFL in receiving touchdowns last season with 14. I realize that he is 30 years old, but he is still as reliable as ever. There is the also possibility of throwing in a late-round pick and/or swapping first-round picks.

Other than that, I believe contracts would be involved in this trade. I imagine that the Vikings would want an extension to be part of the trade. And the Ravens would want to restructure Thielen because I doubt they want a $13 million cap hit.

Are there any other potential suitors for Orlando Brown Jr.?

I believe the three teams that I listed have at least reached out to Eric DeCosta. But there are other possible teams.

Kansas City Chiefs – 31st overall pick

Miami Dolphins – 36th overall pick with a late-round pick too.

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Los Angeles Chargers – Third-round or fourth-round and Mike Williams or Uchenna Nwosu