The Ravens' review: 2012 season
To keep you entertained during the 2013 NFL offseason, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will go back and review the performance of each significant Ravens contributor during the 2012 season. He started with the team's free agents and recent retires and will break down a new Ravens player every weekday.
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DeAngelo Tyson, defensive lineman( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun / November 11, 2012 )
GS: 2 | GP: 10 | Snaps: 223
Season in review: Tyson, a seventh-round draft pick in 2012, made the team out of training camp and saw his role increase as the season went on. He worked his way into the defensive line rotation, made his season debut in Week 7, started two games and was active in three playoff games, including the Super Bowl.
Signature moment: The rookie made four tackles in limited action during the team's Super Bowl win.
Stat that stands out: One -- missed tackle for Tyson last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Pro Football Focus grade: -3.5 overall | -3.5 against the run | -1.3 as a pass rusher | +1.3 miscellaneous.
Outlook for 2013 and beyond: Tyson is a young player with positional versatility. He had his moments as a rookie in 2012, but with the additions of free agents Chris Canty and Marcus Spears and the selection of defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the 2013 draft, Tyson will face a battle just to keep his roster spot.