With final pick, Ravens draft Georgia DT DeAngelo Tyson

April 28, 2012 | WNST Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — By the time the seventh round of the draft rolled around, the Ravens elected to add depth to their defensive line by selecting Georgia defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson.

Selected with the 236th overall pick, Tyson was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs and will compete for a spot in the defensive line rotation, which lost defensive end Cory Redding and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney in free agency. Able to play nose tackle and defensive tackle, Tyson played in a 3-4 defensive scheme at Georgia.

Tyson made 79 tackles over his four-year career in Athens, collecting three sacks and 8 1/2 tackles for a loss. He became the second SEC player drafted by the Ravens this year, joining second-round pick Courtney Upshaw of Alabama.

By drafting Tyson with their final pick, the Ravens completed a balanced draft in which four offensive players and four defensive players were selected.