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5hMel Kiper Jr.

Day 2 winners, question marks and reaches

Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser should be great fits for Baltimore's 3-4 scheme. But picking Chris Wormley in the third round put the Ravens over the top.

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5hTodd McShay

Ravens get one of Day 2's biggest steals

Some thought Tyus Bowser would come off the board on Day 1. Instead, the Ravens got good value -- and a potential successor to Terrell Suggs -- Friday night.

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Defensive draft for the Ravens (0:46)
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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Just like the entire offseason, it's been all defense in the Ravens draft so far

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Ravens picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: First round: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama Second round: Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston Third round: Chris Wormley, DE Michigan Third round: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens are certainly staying in their comfort level, and this goes beyond going with defense in the first three rounds. Three of Baltimore's first four picks came from Alabama or Michigan, where the Ravens get some of their best information. General manager Ozzie Newsome remains connected with his alma mater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and John Harbaugh's brother Jim coaches the Wolverines.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh jokingly said people lined up to hug offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg after the team took a defensive player in its first four picks. On the second third-round selection, Mornhinweg noticed Alabama pass rusher Tim Williams was sitting high on the board. "Marty came over and said, 'Hey, you've got to take that guy," Harbaugh said. "It's a team effort and a team game."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team was convinced to take Alabama pass rusher Tim Williams after he was upfront about his issues during a pre-draft visit. Williams was arrested for a misdemeanor gun charge in September, and he acknowledged that he has failed multiple drug tests. "He will accept that challenge as to not to allow that to happen," Newsome said. "But I can't sit here and guarantee it."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said their board dictated taking defensive players with the first four picks. "You take the best player available," Harbaugh said. "That's what we've done. It turned out that way."

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Tim Williams is a powerful edge rusher

The Ravens took another defensive stalwart in the third round in the Alabama linebacker, although Mel Kiper Jr. cautions that he needs to focus in order to find NFL success.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Tim Williams has a high-ceiling as an edge rusher in the Ravens system. Williams shows a quick burst off the ball on tape and he can set up offensive tackles to create an inside path to the QB. Good value here for Baltimore in the third round.

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All-American Tim Williams tied for the second-most sacks on an Alabama defense that registered an FBS-best 54 of them in 2016.

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Chris Wormley recorded 23.5 tackles for loss in 23 starts over his last two seasons at Michigan. He's the ninth defensive tackle taken by the Ravens since 2010, second only to the Seahawks over that span.

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Ravens add more D with Chris Wormley

Mel Kiper Jr. likes the ability of the Michigan DT to disrupt the passing lanes of a quarterback and sees the versatility of Baltimore's No. 74 pick translating well to the next level.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Who needs offense? Not the Ravens apparently. Baltimore selected Alabama pass rusher Tim Williams with the No. 78 overall pick. That means the Ravens have taken a defensive player with their first four picks after making defense the focus in free agency. Joe Flacco said he wasn't going to lobby the Ravens about addressing the offense in the draft. Maybe he should've reconsidered.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens continue to invest in defense by drafting Michigan defensive end Chris Wormley with the No. 74 overall pick. Wormley produced 17.5 sacks in four seasons. This marks the fourth time in franchise history that the Ravens have used their first three picks on defensive players. The other drafts were 1997 2013, 2014.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens have two picks coming up in the third round. It's the No. 74 and 78 overall. Baltimore moved up 25 spots in the third round (from No. 99) in trading defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to the Eagles.

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Despite appearing in just eight games in 2016 for Houston, Tyus Bowser led the Cougars in sacks. He also played two seasons of basketball at Houston.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens take the first edge rusher in the second round in selecting Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, one of the most explosive players in this draft. Bowser totaled 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in just eight games last season. He's a former high school and college basketball player who is considered a work in progress. Baltimore needed to upgrade the pass rush after finishing 24th in the league with 31 sacks last season. Once again, it's defense, defense, defense this offseason for the Ravens.

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Ravens get underrated Tyus Bowser

Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Baltimore's No. 47 pick has the long arms and great closing speed to make a difference as an edge pass rusher.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Defense, defense, defense. That's the theme of the offseason for the Ravens. Baltimore can go with a pass rusher in the second round after taking a cornerback in the first round. It would mark the sixth time in team history that the Ravens selected defensive players with their first two picks. It's the third time this has happened in the last five years.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Ravens want a pass rusher, the second round could've have gone any better. No edge rushers have been selected in the first 12 picks. The Ravens know the need to upgrade at pass rusher. Baltimore only totaled three sacks in the last four games. The result: three losses and no playoff berth.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.312th
Rushing Yards91.428th
Points For21.421st
Points Against20.19th

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