Sometimes stories of hope and inspiration just write themselves and that’s absolutely the case for Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown. One of the most dominant offensive linemen over the last two seasons, not only in the Big 12 but across the nation, Brown saw his stock drop after a poor showing at the combine. After a moment of redemption at Oklahoma’s Pro Day, Brown saw his hard work pay off on Friday evening when he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 83rd pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Making the pick even more special is the fact that Brown will be able to follow in his father’s footsteps by playing for the same team his dad once suited up for.
Orlando Brown wears a bandana every game to honor his late father, Orlando Sr.
He will now put on that bandana and take the field before every game for the same team his father played for — the Baltimore Ravens.
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) April 28, 2018
Brown was the second player from Oklahoma taken in this weekend’s NFL Draft after quarterback Baker Mayfield was taken as the first overall pick. Three picks later he was joined by Mark Andrews.
Ravens select OT Orlando Brown with the No. 83 pick pic.twitter.com/GdPAxsUOb7
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) April 28, 2018