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Ravens Select Cornerback T.J. Tampa in Round 4 of 2024 NFL Draft



Ravens Select Cornerback T.J. Tampa in Round 4 of 2024 NFL Draft

As Eric DeCosta entered Day 3 of the NFL draft, he had an inventory of six or seven gamers he hoped to take with the Ravens’ first fourth-round choose (No. 113 total). The Ravens acquired one with extensive receiver Devontez Walker. Then they acquired one other 17 picks later in T.J. Tampa.

The Ravens doubled up at cornerback as a result of the worth was simply too good, choosing Tampa out of Iowa State within the fourth spherical.

DeCosta stated the Ravens had an “open freeway” to choose the perfect gamers obtainable on Day 3 no matter place. He adopted via on that, getting enormous worth by taking a second cornerback following first-round choose Nate Wiggins.

Tampa was projected by draft analysts to be an early Day 2 choose. He was ESPN’s top-ranked participant getting into the day. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler had Tampa ranked as his No. 55 total prospect within the draft. NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah had him at No. 84.

“They at all times say the draft is unpredictable,” Tampa stated. “There’s undoubtedly a chip on my shoulder from right here on out for all of the groups that skipped me and all of the corners that went earlier than me. I’ll use that as gasoline on daily basis.”

DeCosta stated the Ravens would have taken Tampa a lot earlier, throughout the second day, had they not already chosen Wiggins.

“We see the size, we see the dimensions, we see the leaping capacity [and] his capacity to play the soccer,” DeCosta stated. “He is a tricky man. He tackles properly. We’re excited.”

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