Quietly going about his business each and every day Ravens defensive end DeAngelo Tyson is making loud noises for the team as they head into their second week of training camp.
The former Georgia Bulldog drafted by the Ravens in the seventh round of the 2012 draft is vying for the starting role on the Ravens defensive front which was vacated when Arthur Jones left via free agency.
In 2013, the 6-2, 315 pound produced 10 tackles (9 solo), one sack, one pass defensed and his first career interception. Looking to pick up where he left off in 2013, Tyson’s positional coach Clarence Brooks spoke glowingly about his young lineman.
“DeAngelo [Tyson] came in as a seventh-round draft choice and lined up and played for us in that Super Bowl game. Tremendous kid. Tremendous human being. He [has] been very valuable – plays all over the front for us.”
Tyson is facing some stiff competition for a beefed up defensive line that features a mixture of both youth and experience. Throughout the first week of camp, Tyson has been flip flopping between the first and second team defenses splitting reps with Brandon Williams and Chris Canty.
“He’s [Tyson] trying to get himself a starting job, so there’s real good competition in the whole group across the front,” Brooks stated at the podium on Wednesday.
“He wants to start, Brandon [Williams] wants to start, Chris [Canty] … We can’t start everybody, but we can all go out there and compete, and that’s what they’re doing every day.”
During practice on Wednesday, Tyson turned in a solid day disrupting quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor and batting down 2 passes while drawing praise from his coaches and teammates.
The quiet nature of Tyson was on full display, even after batting down those two passes during the teams two minute drills. In businesslike fashion DeAngelo simply returned to his position. There wasn’t any celebration or even a hand shake — signs that he is focused on his main objective.
Starting at defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.
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