Photo of Deangelo Tyson
Drafted By: Ravens

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Grade
54.2 ?

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Tyson is a hard-working defender with potential. He could make the final roster as a rotational player.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Tyson has been a reliable interior lineman for an effective and explosive Bulldogs defense. He has the size to play both the 3- and 5-techniques at the next level and is very strong against the run. Tyson has the size and competitiveness to be a force in an NFL rotation. He understands his role within a defense and has some versatility working across the line. If he can display greater athletic ability and speed than he showed on film throughout his collegiate career, look for him to be a late riser and be selected in the sixth or seventh round come April after showing up as a strong run-defender against Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.

Analysis

Strengths

Tyson is a big and strong interior force. He can hold up blocks well to keep his linebackers clean. He gives good effort in the open field and displays some athletic ability there. He is strong when locking out against engaged offensive linemen and really impresses when shedding his man. He can get off a block and ignite a powerful step into pursuit. He is a reliable tackler once he reaches the ball carrier.

Weaknesses

Tyson offers next to nothing as a pass rusher. Although it isn't a high priority to contribute against the pass as an interior lineman, Tyson will be hurt by the fact that he doesn't have much scheme versatility, and as a 3- and 5-technique player he will be relied upon to create some sort of havoc for quarterbacks. He is a long strider and doesn't work well in short areas, which limits his effectiveness against the pass. The major shortcoming in his play is his poor reaction time to plays. He needs to learn how to read the flow of offensive linemen at the next level to be effective when slanting and diagnosing plays.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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