Tyson becomes seventh Bulldog drafted

April, 28, 2012
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DeAngelo Tyson became the seventh Georgia player to be picked in the NFL draft Saturday when the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the seventh round, 236th overall.

Tyson played defensive tackle early in his career when Georgia ran a 4-3 base defense, then occupied the nose guard spot out of necessity when the Bulldogs shifted to a 3-4 after defensive coordinator Todd Grantham joined the coaching staff in 2010. Tyson played his third position in three years in 2011 when he moved to defensive end, showing the ability to contribute in a variety of roles.

He started 11 games last fall, missing the Coastal Carolina game and the season-ending games against LSU and Michigan State after suffering an ankle injury early in the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech. He finished the season with 20 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, and was fourth on the team with 11 quarterback pressures.

Tyson is the seventh Georgia player selected and fifth on Saturday. Offensive lineman Cordy Glenn went in Friday’s second round to Buffalo, making him the only ex-Bulldog picked on the draft’s first two days. Center Ben Jones (fourth round to Houston), tight end Orson Charles (fourth round to Cincinnati), cornerback Brandon Boykin (fourth round to Philadelphia) and offensive lineman Justin Anderston (seventh round to Indianapolis) were also picked Saturday.

Georgia’s program record for players selected in one draft is eight, set in 2002.

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