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NFL draft tracker: Ravens open busy Day 3 by taking Minnesota OT Daniel Faalele, Alabama CB Jalyn Armour-Davis, Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar

The Ravens spent the last of their Day 3 picks on a running back who knows the Baltimore area well.

Missouri running back Tyler Badie, who moved to Randallstown in 2005 and spent two years at The Friends School, was picked No. 191 overall in the sixth round. The 5-foot-8, 197-pound Badie led the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards last season after finishing with 268 carries for 1,604 yards (6 per carry) and 14 touchdowns. He added 54 catches for 330 yards and four scores.

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Badie started just one year for the Tigers, who used a zone-heavy running scheme. He was the first player in school history to reach 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving. His size limits his tackle-breaking and blocking ability, and he has limited special teams experience, but his skill set could be valuable in Baltimore. Ravens running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are all returning from season-ending injuries.

Badie’s family came to Maryland after Hurricane Katrina displaced them from their New Orleans home. They headed for Tennessee while Badie was in high school after his mother got a new job in Memphis.

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No. 141: Houston CB Damarion Williams

The Ravens used their last of six fourth-round picks on Houston cornerback Damarion Williams, who will give them another option in the slot as they round out their secondary.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pound Williams did not appear high on many prospect lists because of his lack speed and size, but scouts praised his competitiveness and nose for the ball.

“Overall, Williams doesn’t have high-level size or speed, but his feisty play personality, lower body twitch and nose for the ball are translatable traits,” Dane Brugler of The Athletic wrote.

Williams, the 141st overall pick, was the second cornerback the Ravens drafted in the fourth round and could compete for snaps with 2021 third-round pick Brandon Stephens, who can play either cornerback or safety.

No. 139: Coastal Carolina TE Isaiah Likely

The Ravens double-dipped on fourth-round tight ends, taking Coastal Carolina’s Isaiah Likely not long after grabbing Iowa State’s Charlie Kolar.

Likely had 59 catches for 912 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns last season and finished his career with 2,050 receiving yards and 27 scores. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Likely projects more as a detached tight end in Baltimore than an in-line tight end, where he could struggle as a blocker.

Likely, taken with the 139th overall pick, is considered an advanced route runner, and he dropped just one pass last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He also forced 10 missed tackles.

No. 130: Penn State P Jordan Stout

The Ravens made their first surprise splash of the fourth round when they drafted Penn State punter Jordan Stout, raising questions about the longest-tenured player on the team, Sam Koch.

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Koch will turn 40 in August, and the Ravens would save $2.1 million on their salary cap if they cut him. He has been the team’s punter since 2006 with 256 games played. In 2020, he surpassed Terrell Suggs at the top of the Ravens’ all-time games played list He has been more than an excellent punter, serving as the holder for All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker over the last decade.

Stout, the 130th overall pick, was regarded as one of the top two punters in the class along with San Diego State’s Matt Araiza. He averaged 46 yards per punt and put 34 of 62 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in 2021.

Though he also kicked field goals for the Nittany Lions, he said he has plenty of experience as a holder. “I think that’s one of the best parts of my game, if not the best,” he said.

No. 128: Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar

The Ravens used their third pick of the fourth round to find a potential running mate for tight end Mark Andrews, drafting Iowa State’s Charlie Kolar with the 128th pick.

The 6-foot-7, 252-pound Kolar was a three-time first-team All-Big 12 Conference performer. He had 62 catches for a career-high 756 yards last season. He had 697 yards as a sophomore and 591 as a junior.

Kolar, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and a 3.99 GPA and won the 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy Winner, also known as the “Academic Heisman Trophy,” dropped just five passes on 174 catchable targets over his four years at Iowa State, according to Pro Football Focus. He’s not an exceptional athlete or an overpowering blocker, but he’s considered a smooth route runner for his size.

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With Nick Boyle recovering from another injury-marred season, Kolar could push for a role as a rookie in Baltimore.

No. 119: Alabama CB Jalyn Armour-Davis

The Ravens used their second pick of the fourth round to add cornerback depth in the form of Alabama starter Jalyn Armour-Davis.

Armour-Davis, the 119th overall pick, struggled to stay on the field for the Crimson Tide, tearing a knee ligament before his freshman season and missing the last four games of 2021 because of a hip injury. But he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, and analysts regarded him as a high-ceiling prospect with the length and speed to cover outside receivers one-on-one.

Pro Football Focus said the 6-foot-1, 197-pound Armour-Davis could be a “difference-maker in the NFL.”

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He will step in for another Alabama cornerback, Anthony Averett, who departed in free agency, leaving the Ravens thin behind starters Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters.

No. 110: Minnesota OT Daniel Faalele

The Ravens opened what should be a busy fourth round with a big pick: Minnesota offensive tackle Daniel Faalele.

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The 6-foot-8, 384-pound Faalele projects as a developmental tackle in Baltimore, where the Ravens hope left tackle Ronnie Stanley will return to his All-Pro form after a series of ankle injuries while free-agent signing Morgan Moses stabilizes the right side.

Faalele is the second offensive lineman the Ravens have drafted. Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum was taken No. 25 overall Thursday.

An Australia native who moved to Miami in 2016 to pursue a football career, Faalele was named an All-Big Ten Conference selection last season after starting 13 games at right tackle. He’s still considered a raw prospect, especially in his pass sets, and his conditioning will need to improve. But Faalele — who allowed just one sack across 301 pass-blocking snaps at right tackle last season, according to Pro Football Focus — has natural power and proved his durability in the Big Ten.

This story will be updated.


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