Why should the Jacksonville Jaguars trade for Orlando Brown?
Left tackle Cam Robinson is scheduled to hit the open market. The 2017 second-round pick has been inconsistent throughout his career and is scheduled to hit the open market. The ‘Jags’ may be better off letting another team sign him in the open market and use the opportunity to give the left tackle position an upgrade.
Orlando Brown recently expressed his desire to be traded and play left tackle, something he wouldn’t be able to do in Baltimore due to the presence of All-Pro Ronnie Stanley, who just signed a five-year $9875 million contract last October.
A third-round selection in 2018’s draft, Brown played right tackle the first two years of his career before sliding to the left side after Stanley suffered a season-ending injury in Week 6 last season. The Oklahoma product ended up playing 700 snaps at left tackle and finished the year with a 76.4 Pro Football Focus grade.
Brown showed he can play left tackle at a high level and wants the opportunity to do it. If the Ravens grant his trade request, he would probably fetch Baltimore a first-round selection. Whoever ends up acquiring him would also need to give him a new contract, one that reflected his status as a left tackle.
The Jaguars have an extra first-round selection and enough cap space to make it happen. Brown would represent an upgrade over Robinson and would give Trevor Lawrence a solid blindside protector.