We have a blockbuster 2021 NFL draft trade!
Kansas City is trading its first-round pick Thursday night, along with three other picks in the 2021 and 2022 drafts, to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Pro Bowl OT Orlando Brown and one pick in the 2021 draft and another in 2022, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2021
Here are the complete terms of the trade between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens:
Chiefs get: OT Orlando Brown, 2021 second-round pick, 2022 sixth-round pick.
Ravens get: 2021 first-round pick, 2021 third-round pick, 2021 fourth-round pick, 2022 fifth-round pick. Comp here for Brown is the equivalent, as KC sees it, to the 45th overall pick.
It’s quite a haul for both squads. Kansas City began the offseason desperate for help at offensive tackle while the Ravens could use the extra first-round selection to add to the weapons around QB Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens are prepared for life without Brown, too.
By trading Orlando Brown to Chiefs, Ravens is expected to replace him at right tackle with Alejandro Villanueva.
Deal likely won't become official until after draft, but Villanueva visited Ravens on Thursday.
So, Ravens add some picks and won't have much dropoff with Villanueva
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 23, 2021
Good teams make good moves. And this is a good move for both the Chiefs and Ravens, who should remain among the AFC’s powerhouse teams for years to come.