Orlando Brown is already making a big impression on the Chiefs. Simply ask Tyreek Hill.
Kansas Metropolis on Thursday launched a video from the staff’s OTAs that confirmed the 2 figuring out some kinks for post-touchdown celebrations. They clearly have some work to do, as Brown (6-8, 344 kilos) completely leveled the speedy receiver, listed at 5-10, 185 kilos.
This is the place issues went mistaken for Brown: He initiated the contact, working up on Hill and making an attempt a leaping chest bump — a transfer that, for a lineman, calls for he stay stationary, lest he bowl over his considerably smaller teammates. If Brown desires to aim that transfer once more, he must let Hill come to him. In any other case, simply elevate him within the air and name it a day.
Hey, that is why groups have OTAs.
Landing celebrations apart, the Chiefs probably hope to see much more of the identical from Brown in 2021 and past — simply towards opposing defenses. Per Professional Soccer Focus, Brown was graded at 73.5 or higher in every of his first three seasons in Baltimore; he was additionally graded at a 72.8 run-blocker in 2020 for an general grade of 77.8, good for twenty fifth amongst tackles within the NFL.
Kansas Metropolis desperately wanted an improve alongside its offensive line: The Bucs uncovered the massively depleted group in Tremendous Bowl 55, harrying quarterback Patrick Mahomes for almost all of the sport. The Chiefs not solely traded for Brown in change for picks (together with a 2021 first-rounder), but additionally signed free brokers Mike Remmers, Joe Thuney and Andrew Wylie. In addition they added Oklahoma heart Creed Humphrey and Tennessee guard Trey Smith within the 2021 NFL Draft.