The NFL has seen their latest major NFL offensive tackle trade, with the news breaking yesterday that the Baltimore Ravens were sending Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs amid a slew of exchanged draft choices. But the gold standard of trade compensation for offensive tackles was defined a few years back when the Miami Dolphins traded tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans.
How do the two trades compare?
The Dolphins’ trade of Tunsil netted the team multiple 1st-round draft choices and was decidedly lopsided:
– OT Laremy Tunsil
– WR Kenny Stills
– 2020 fourth-round pick (No. 111 overall)
– 2021 sixth-round pick
– 2020 first-round pick (No. 18 overall)
– 2021 first-round pick (No. 3 overall)
– 2021 second-round pick (No. 36 overall)
– DB Johnson Bademosi
– OT Julien Davenport
The trade, if you omit the fringe players in the mix (Davenport, Bademosi and Stills) and total all of the true values of the draft choices involved, valued Tunsil as over 3,500 points on the Jimmy Johnson trade value chart. That total in value exceeds the value of the No. 1 overall pick by over 500 points.
Below, you’ll find the full terms of Baltimore and Kansas City’s trade featuring Brown Jr.
The point values of the assets involved?
Kansas City received assets valued at approximately 336 points plus Brown Jr himself. Baltimore received assets valued at approximately 772 points. The full values cannot be calculated until the 2022 NFL Draft order is finalized at the end of the 2021 NFL season.
Brown’s value in this deal? 436 total points — approximately the value of the No. 46 overall pick in the NFL Draft. So while Baltimore should be pleased with their returns for Orlando Brown Jr, one thing is abundantly clear. The Ravens and Chiefs both unanimously agreed that Brown Jr. is a fraction of the value that Tunsil was worth on the trade market.