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NFL Draft 2018: Ravens pick Orlando Brown Jr. with the 83rd pick

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Finally, absolutely finally, the Baltimore Ravens have made their first pick of Day 2. With the 83rd pick, the Baltimore Ravens select OT Orlando Brown!

I’m fairly certain every single Ravens fan called this. Offensive tackle was a big need, and his stock fell hard. The perfect storm for the Ravens, as they liked him as a prospect and knew they could take him later and acquire multiple draft picks in the mean time!

‘Zeus Jr.’ is a giant of a prospect, standing 6-foot-eight, and 345 pounds.

He received heavy criticism for his lack of effort in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, but his film clearly enticed the Baltimore Ravens to make the pick in the third round.

While the Ravens did just re-sign James Hurst to a four-year contract, Brown Jr. will easily be a player to watch for in competition at the right tackle position. Overview

Tackle with poor athlete traits, but rare size and length whose massive frame can work for him in pass protection and against him in the run game. Brown is a waist-bender with shoddy footwork and a tendency to play too straight-legged. These physical limitations create a much smaller likelihood for recovery once he’s beaten. With that all said, he typically gets guys blocked and he clearly understands how to use his size and length to his advantage. Brown’s physical traits and nasty demeanor give him a chance to become a decent starting right tackle if he can be coached to lessen his physical deficiencies and can keep his weight in check. — Lance Zierlein