The Ravens entered Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft with five picks at their disposal. With the 131st pick, Baltimore selected wide receiver Tylan Wallace of Oklahoma State. Wallace is the second receiver drafted by the Ravens after taking Rashod Bateman in the first round.
#Ravens got Tylan Wallace at 131— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) May 1, 2021
I had him at no. 55 overall
Tylan Wallace to the #Ravens is a great pick. GREAT.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 1, 2021
He's a tough SOB with very good hands. Knee injury in 2019 is notable but he's one of the best route-runners in the draft.
Ravens grab WR Tylan Wallace from Oklahoma State. He's 5-foot-11, 194 lbs. https://t.co/b42Mv3y6l0 draft profile writes:— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) May 1, 2021
"I'm telling you this guy will be the next Steve Smith. He's the same kind of competitor and [has] the same kind of jump ball skills." - NFL assistant coach
Oh we drafting drafting— DeShon Elliott (@OfficialShon_4) May 1, 2021
Ravens select WR Tylan Wallace at #131 and swoop up another top route runner in this class.— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) May 1, 2021
Wallace isn't overly twitchy but consistently flashes body control and polished footwork in his play and the hand-eye coordination to maximize his catching range.
I'm a fan of his play. pic.twitter.com/1cDg0zHzxa
Ravens WR additions this offseason: Sammy Watkins, Rashod Bateman, Tylan Wallace. They join a group of returners that includes Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Devin Duverney and James Proche.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) May 1, 2021
INSULTING!— Spencer N. Schultz (@ravens4dummies) May 1, 2021
Wallace is a professional through and through. Might be gaining some explosiveness as he was fresh off of an ACL this past year.
Wow. Going all in for this offense.
Ozzie Newsome is the , but Eric DeCosta has been better than him at aggressively targeting WRs in the draft during his tenure so far— Gordon McGuinness (@PFF_Gordon) May 1, 2021
There’s no doubt that Tylan Wallace can go up and get the football pic.twitter.com/PAGAjZwx1I— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) May 1, 2021
What’s the difference between EDC and a goat? There is none pic.twitter.com/W7KjsLb8rF— (@Patrickqueen_) May 1, 2021
Tylan Wallace didn't drop a pass with a step or more of separation last season (60 targets) pic.twitter.com/ZVKjqcubt5— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) May 1, 2021
The Ravens then traded pick 136 and 210 to the Cardinals for pick 160 and a 2020 fourth-round pick. With the 160th pick, Baltimore selected cornerback Shaun Wade from Ohio State. Wade struggled in 2020 after deciding to return to school to prove that he could play as an outside corner. Wade shined in the slot in previous years, which is where the Ravens need depth behind the oft-injured Tavon Young. Wade could also play safety.
Here is a fascinating one: The #Ravens at No. 160 take #OSU CB Shaun Wade. Boom or bust.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2021
Ravens in best player available mode today. Wade is 6-foot-1 and 196 pounds. Wade was a first-team All-American and Big 10 Defensive Back of the Year last season. https://t.co/QnGOnSqKCR— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) May 1, 2021
Shaun Wade! Interesting. A definite option at nickel with the size of a safety.— Spencer N. Schultz (@ravens4dummies) May 1, 2021
Struggled as a boundary corner at times, but as seen as a first round pick seven months ago. Had a strong pro day.
Another elite tester! pic.twitter.com/PMl5wvqsMs
Shaun Wade had a rough 2020 as he battled turf toe at Ohio State, but he excelled in the slot in 2019. Could be an inside cornerback or box safety for the Ravens.— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) May 1, 2021
The selection of Shaun Wade pretty much locks in Brandon Stephens as more of a safety option for the Ravens— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) May 1, 2021
drafting CB Shaun Wade was an outstanding selection by the Ravens— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) May 1, 2021
another smart move by a smart org https://t.co/wyS6FLPxRK
Shaun Wade in 2019: 18 catches allowed on 37 targets for 209 yards and one touchdown, one interception (50.1 passer rating)— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) May 1, 2021
Shaun Wade in 2020: 31 catches allowed on 53 targets for 500 yards and six touchdowns, two interceptions (112.1 passer rating)
The 160th pick to the Baltimore #Ravens is CB Shaun Wade, who at one point, was considered a first-round pick prior to 2020 pic.twitter.com/OmXBmJ0fza— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) May 1, 2021
The #Ravens select Shaun Wade CB, Ohio State!— PFF BAL Ravens (@PFF_Ravens) May 1, 2021
- Big-10 Defensive Back of the Year
- 6 ints and 17 PBUs in 3 years
- 78.6 Overall Grade in 2019, 67 in 2020#RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/FDGAgFtk1x
Ravens see Shaun Wade as a slot CB/safety hybrid (which should mirror his 2019 role at Ohio State), and will use him as such. And the hope he brings value in a number of areas, including as a blitzer.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 1, 2021
Tough couple days for Wade. But he's going to a good place.
One of the reasons CB Shaun Wade may have dropped to the 5th round is because of his 2020 play on the outside, but he previously played much better inside at nickel, which is exactly where the Ravens need depth.— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) May 1, 2021
New Ravens CB Shaun Wade said he a "lot going on" last year: deaths in the family, turf toe, knee problems.— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) May 1, 2021
But "when I'm healthy, you get the best Shaun Wade."
With the No. 171 pick, Baltimore selected edge rusher Daelin Hayes from Notre Dame. Hayes is the second edge rusher drafted by the Ravens with the first being Odafe Oweh in the first round.
Daelin Hayes had nine sacks and 20 1/2 tackles for loss in four seasons at Notre Dame. He's 6-foot-3, 253 pounds.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) May 1, 2021
I knew Daelin Hayes would end up on the #Ravens. 3-4 EDGE that can drop in coverage fits their defense, Ravens also love their Golden Domers.— The GOAT House (@GoatHouseNFL) May 1, 2021
Daelin Hayes is an absolute bully pic.twitter.com/rROwBc1zzv— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) May 1, 2021
The Ravens having a draft. Daelin Hayes this late is great value. Thought he had a very good Senior Bowl week.— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) May 1, 2021
I love that pick, #Ravens fans. Daelin Hayes (@DaelinHayes_IX) has all the tools to turn into a great pass rusher at the next level. That's a classy selection.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) May 1, 2021
Get familiar with Hayes via my @TheDraftNetwork interview with him.#NFLDraft | #FrontOffice33https://t.co/xpQjGMqacd
Ravens getting Daelin Hayes seems unfair— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) May 1, 2021
Ravens getting Notre Dame edge rusher Daelin Hayes in the fifth round is definitely good value.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) May 1, 2021
He checks off some boxes of recent Ravens' draft picks ...
✔️Performed well at Senior Bowl
Hayes is someone I’ve profiled quite a bit. SAM backup for Bowser. Has strong coverage and edge setting skills. He’s an older draftee, who fits the scheme extremely well.— Spencer N. Schultz (@ravens4dummies) May 1, 2021
He clamped tight ends in Mobile. https://t.co/5w4ZLn2A5b
.@McShay13 just called Hayes one of his biggest steals of Day 3. https://t.co/s0oEkktISw— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) May 1, 2021
Ravens added a second EDGE in Daelin Hayes after getting Odafe Oweh in the first round. Hayes sets the edge well vs run, but will look to grow more as a pass rusher. In 5 college years, he notched 20.5 TFL, 9 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. Team leader. Strong Senior Bowl outing.— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) May 1, 2021
Todd McShay on Daelin Hayes: "This past year, he finally turned it on. The light bulb came on. What I loved about him beyond the production, he's always disrupting. Whether it was from inside, outside, hand in the dirt, dropping in coverage. ... He's one of the steals on Day 3."— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) May 1, 2021
With the 184th pick, Baltimore selected fullback/tight end Ben Mason from Michigan.
Ben Mason is going to do a lot of the H-Back things we saw from Hayden Hurst in 2019.— Cole Jackson (@ColeJacksonFB) May 1, 2021
But I dont know how you can come out of this draft with no OT.
Not happy about that and now I need to be alone with my thoughts.#RavensFlock
Michigan FB/TE Ben Mason started his career on defense — just like Patrick Ricard.— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) May 1, 2021
Ricard, a two-time Pro Bowl pick, is entering the final year of his contract.
Here's the write up from @dpbrugler on FB Ben Mason (who also played some defense for Michigan):— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) May 1, 2021
"Overall, Mason doesn’t have an extensive resume as a pass-catcher, but he boasts the athleticism, toughness and smarts to be a three-way player in the Patrick Ricard mold."
Ben Mason if my RB31 (FB1). Nasty blocker who loves to ride guys at the second level. Plays low and pops. Can take a short carry or two and even catch the ball well. Elite potential as a FB for the #Ravens #NFLDraft #HallamAnalysis— Shane P. Hallam (@ShanePHallam) May 1, 2021
Anything more on brand than the Ravens taking a FB— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) May 1, 2021
"You better believe that if Pat Ricard wasn't already a thing, I'd be conducting the Ben Mason bandwagon". - Matt Wise, April 15th— Matt Wise (@TheMattWise) May 1, 2021
The #Ravens just drafted the most Pat Ricard-like player in CFB since Pat Ricard.
Mason, as a TE/FB/H-Back, will block from all over the formation. https://t.co/4GC7Jg2Zhu