With the final pick of the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night, the Ravens selected Mississippi State offensive lineman Tyre Phillips.
The 6-foot-5, 331-pound Phillips started 13 games at left tackle for the Bulldogs last season, but was one of the top offensive guard prospects coming out of junior college in 2017. The Ravens are looking to fill the hole left by right guard Marshal Yanda, who retired this offseason, and Phillips fits well in the team’s rushing attack with his long arms and power at the point of attack.
“He is definitely a guy we looked at as a guy who can move inside to guard," said Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz, who watched Phillips practice at both guard and tackle at the Senior Bowl. "When we watched him, we felt like he was a guy who can transition inside to guard. In terms of competing for a starting job, all these guys [who] we draft, we expect to come in and compete. But there are guys here who we believe in, too, so he’s going to have to come in, get to work and fight for the position.”
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The pick, No. 106 overall, capped Day 2 of the draft, with the Ravens taking Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins at No. 55 overall in the second round and Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike (No. 71), Texas wide receiver Devin Duvernay (No. 92) and Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison (No. 98) in the third.
The Ravens have just three picks on the third and final day of the draft Saturday, with No. 143 in the fourth round, No. 170 in the fifth and No. 225 in the seventh.