T.J. Tampa was almost the Ravens’ third-round decide.

The Ravens ended Day 2 of the draft by taking outdoors linebacker Adisa Isaac in Round 3. However, DeCosta was already serious about cornerback T.J. Tampa of Iowa State, who the Ravens took within the fourth spherical with decide No. 130.

Again, DeCosta received extra commerce presents from the Chiefs. They provided picks No. 131 (fourth spherical), 211 (sixth spherical), and a fourth-rounder within the 2025 Draft for decide No. 93. DeCosta turned it down as a result of “We received these form of picks already.”

“I simply assume Adisa has an opportunity to pop,” DeCosta mentioned. “He had 9 sacks this 12 months and he was far more productive.”

Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti inspired DeCosta to take him.

“There’s no actually no proper or flawed solutions[add],” DeCosta mentioned after taking Isaac. “We might’ve taken a nook or a wideout – Tampa. For all we all know Tampa may be there within the fourth spherical.”

DeCosta was proper. He started the fourth spherical by taking broad receiver Devontez Walker (No. 113), then grabbed Tampa, who was anticipated to go a lot larger.

“Honestly, I feel you are going to be a steal for us,” DeCosta mentioned when calling Tampa.