NFL Scouting Combine

Raised to play like Jonathan Ogden, Ravens rookie Orlando Brown Jr. embraces father's legacy

Raised to play like Jonathan Ogden, Ravens rookie Orlando Brown Jr. embraces father's legacy

Orlando Brown Jr. was the first to step to the mic at the Ravens’ rookie minicamp Friday afternoon, and it would have been easy to mistake him for his father from afar. Brown wore a purple No. 78 jersey, as the late Orlando Sr. did over his final two seasons in Baltimore, and before answering any questions had his microphone raised a good 6 or so inches, the better to accommodate his 6-foot-8 frame.

Brown, 22, talked about his disastrous NFL scouting combine, the accompanying fall to the third round of the draft, how slow he was and how proud he was to be a Raven. But mostly he talked about his father. Brown said his “biggest wish” is that Orlando Sr. were still here, watching...

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