4 reasons the Steelers must trade for Ravens OT Orlando Brown
By Andrew Falce
All of the above doesn’t even consider just how talented Brown has been during his time in the NFL. Entering the 2018 draft, Brown was one of the premier talents in the class with a late first-round potential. Then the combine happened, and it was one that he famously bombed. Given his size, his athletic numbers were never going to be great, but a nearly six-second forty-yard dash was shockingly bad as were his abysmal 14 reps on the bench. Easily, this was the reason he fell to the third round.
Credit to the Ravens for doing their due diligence though, as Brown has blossomed into one of the top young tackles in the league. He has side flexibility, as evident by his desire to be a left tackle after his solid play in 2020. As well, he was elected to his second pro bowl this year, once again pointing to his dominance as a player.
Given the Steelers’ struggles on the line this past season, adding a mauling style of tackle could be just what this team needs. Given Brown has aided in blocking for one of the most potent rushing units in NFL history, he could go a long way in getting the Steelers’ run game going again. While he struggles against quick pass rushers, he only allowed three sacks and committed five penalties this season. He is easily a top tackle in the NFL, and he would go a long way in rebuilding this Steelers line.