Third Round (No. 106): Ravens Select Guard Tyre Phillips

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The Baltimore Ravens select OG Tyre Phillips with the 106th pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft

The Ravens got their hulking offensive lineman to contend for the starting spot at right guard.

Baltimore picked Mississippi State's Tyre Phillips in the third round with pick No. 106 overall – the last pick of Day 2 of the 2020 Draft.

Phillips stands in at 6-foot-5, 331 pounds. That makes him the second-heaviest offensive lineman on the Ravens roster, only behind Orlando Brown Jr. (345 pounds).

Phillips could end up playing next to Brown in the near future. With the retirement of potential future Hall of Famer Marshal Yanda, the Ravens need someone to step up. Phillips will compete with Ben Powers, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma last year, for the job.

Phillips started his college career at East Mississippi Community College, the same school where former Ravens pass rusher Za'Darius Smith started his prep career. He was considered one of the top guard prospects coming out of junior college in 2017 and chose Mississippi State.

However, he was switched to left tackle in Starkville, where he started 13 games last season. The Ravens saw Phillips take reps at both tackle spots and guard at the Senior Bowl and came away believing he can move back inside to guard in the NFL.

"He's definitely a guy that we looked at who can move inside to guard," Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz said. "In terms of competing for a starting job, all these guys we draft we expect to come in and compete. But there are guys here we believe in too, so he's going to have to come in and get to work and fight for the position."

Baltimore has a rich history of finding offensive line gems on Day 2 or 3 of the draft. Kelechi Osemele, who has very similar size to Phillips, was a tackle at Iowa State that the Ravens used as a starting guard. Bradley Bozeman, a sixth-round pick from Alabama, was a starter at left guard last season.

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