Elam off to good start

Rookie first-round safety Matt Elam hasn't given the Ravens any buyer's remorse. Although Elam is known primarily for his hard-hitting approach, he also has range to operate as a center fielder and shouldn't be typecast as a box safety. Elam did a nice job of tracking down an ill-timed Joe Flacco lob to intercept a deep pass early in full-team drills Tuesday. It was an uncharacteristically poor throw from Flacco, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and $120.6 million man, but Elam showed the ability to capitalize on a mistake from a veteran passer. The Ravens drafted Elam because they loved his tackling skills. They also value him for his coverage ability.
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