Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. gets a little emotional when it is mentioned that he could become the first-round draft pick of the Ravens in about two months.
The voice starts to crack, and then he laughs.
While the new team was growing up in Baltimore in the mid 1990s, Brown was growing up with the Ravens.
“My dad was a leader on that team, well-respected,” Brown said about his father, Orlando Sr., who started for six years for the Ravens. “I grew up with that franchise, hung around the original Ravens. It was a blessing to be around players like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Blackshear and Wally Williams.”