Round 7: Ravens Select DL DeAngelo Tyson

With the 236th-overall pick, Baltimore drafted Georgia DL DeAngelo Tyson.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Categories: 2012 NFL Draft, Ryan Mink

The Ravens filled perhaps their final need with their last pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Baltimore selected defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson out of Georgia with the 236th -overall pick in the seventh round.

He can step into a defensive line mix that lost defensive tackle Brandon McKinney and defensive end Cory Redding to free agency in the offseason.

The 6-foot-2, 315 pound senior is an interior run-stuffer.

“The [defensive line] is another area where you can’t have too many players,” Newsome said.

He has the size to play in both the three and five technique. He sheds blocks well and is strong against offensive linemen.

Tyson is a high-effort player who is also good in the open field, which means he could be a strong special teams player.

Tyson was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and was honored with one of Georgia’s Coaches Leadership Awards. He started all 11 games in which he appeared, making 20 tackles with 3.5 for loss and 11 quarterback pressures.

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