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Kansas City, Mo. – Almost everyone knew the Kansas City Chiefs would address their offensive line through the NFL draft.
Nobody expected them to do it a week before launch.
The Chiefs closed the biggest remaining hole in their AFC Champion roster on Friday when they acquired the two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. from the Ravens for a package of draft picks, including the No. 31 this year.
The ravens announced the trade, for which a physical trade is pending.
The Ravens will be ranked number 31 overall on Thursday evening, along with picks for round three and fourth this year and a selection for round five next year. The Chiefs will take the second round of the Ravens next week and sixth in 2022.
The Chiefs released left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, both of whom were operated on for end-of-season injuries to save space below the salary cap. And that led many to believe that at # 31 they would draft an offensive tackle.
Despite a draft deep in the position, the Chiefs decided to trade this selection with safety, among other things.
Brown, 24, a selection of the Ravens from the third round in 2018, has started 42 games and has appeared in all 16 games over the past three seasons.