Lower than 24 hours after exercising former MVP Lamar Jackson’s fifth-year option, the Baltimore Ravens’ entrance workplace was again in motion for day three of the NFL Draft. After selecting wideout Rashod Bateman and edge rusher Odafe Oweh within the first spherical, the Ravens nonetheless had a couple of holes to fill on both facet of the ball. Right here’s who they drafted on day three:
Spherical 4, decide 131: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Buying extra targets for Lamar Jackson was precedence no. 1 for Baltimore heading into this offseason. They partially crammed that gap by drafting Bateman, who many thought-about to be a top-5 broad receiver within the class, however the group wasn’t completed discovering WRs.
Now enjoying alongside Bateman and Marquise Brown, Wallace will probably be a strong receiver in Baltimore. Regardless of his measurement—he stands at simply 5’11”—Wallace’s vertical and route-running skills will simply make him a deep ball risk. Consider him as a youthful DeSean Jackson. In actual fact, one NFL assistant coach even dubbed Wallace “the subsequent Steve Smith.”
Spherical 5, decide 160: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Buying and selling with the Cardinals to pick out Wade at no. 160, Baltimore additional solidified their secondary after deciding on Brandon Stephens from SMU within the third spherical. Regardless of intercepting simply 10 balls in 2020, the Ravens nonetheless had the league’s second-best defense, so Wade will flourish in an already stacked unit.
Wade was a five-star recruit popping out of highschool and had a completely dominant 12 months in 2020 for the Buckeyes. With 35 tackles, two interceptions in eight video games, Wade garnered Large Ten Defensive Again of the Yr honors. It’s really considerably stunning Wade slipped to the 160th decide, however a steal for the purple and black.
Spherical 5, decide 171: Daelin Hayes, EDGE, Notre Dame
Hayes was All-ACC for the Irish this previous season. Over his 12 begins, he amassed 17 tackles, three sacks, one interception and two compelled fumbles. He has had points together with his shoulder, nonetheless, which in the end precipitated him to swimsuit up for simply 4 video games in 2019. If he can keep wholesome, Hayes may show to be a really formidable go rusher in Maryland.
Spherical 5, decide 184: Ben Mason, FB, Michigan
Mason has great measurement, toughness, and a sweet mohawk to boot. Whereas he won’t be capable of crack the 52-man roster, he’ll impress coaches throughout offseason exercises together with his tenacity—an angle which earned him Michigan’s Hardest Participant Award again in his freshman 2017 season. Mason caught one landing in 2020 however primarily labored as a blocker, which is what he’ll do in Baltimore.