Ravens select Matt Elam in first round
Elam had a standout junior season at Florida, totaling 76 tackles and four interceptions in 2012. With Bernard Pollard released and now in Tennessee, Elam will have an opportunity to earn a starting spot at strong safety. He'll have to beat out James Ihedigbo to become a starter.
Elam, at 5-10, 205 pounds, packs a powerful punch as a strong safety. He's a hard hitter that can play the run and defend backs in space. Where he could be an upgrade is in pass coverage, where he can take on slot receivers, running backs and tight ends.
It would appear the Ravens were sold on selecting Elam the moment they were on the clock as it didn't take much time to send the selection in.
Baltimore's next pick is slated to be the 30th in the second round (62nd overall.)
RavensInsider.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Week 8 Strategy
Should you keep Fred Jackson or cut him? Should you cut Zac Stacy or trade him? Each team requires its own strategy based on different circumstances and Dr. Roto does his best to clarify your…Read More
Who's Hot? Week 8: Trevone, Pitt D, Kirby
The stud teams, players, coaches and trends from Week 8Read More
10 Rules For Night Shift Walleyes
Autumn walleye anglers turn their bows toward the launch ramp as the sun sets and evening temperatures begin to fall. That’s when Steve DeZurik begins his fishing shift.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
The Haunted History of the White House
The Executive Mansion isn't just home to the First Family. It's also home to a variety of...ghosts.Read More