A former consensus All-American at the University of Florida, Elam was selected with the 32nd and final pick of the first round. The Ravens have no buyer's remorse on Elam.

"He’s fast, and he’s tough, that’s what you want in a strong safety," Pees said. "The guy will come hit you. He had a play where he showed his closing speed on [backup quarterback] Tyrod [Taylor], who is very fast. The guy can run, and he can hit.

"He’s a smart player, and he just needs to keep on learning the system and getting used to it. He still makes the rookie mistakes and stuff that eventually he will get rid of. We always ask three things out a player: be tough, be smart and give great effort. When you are fast and give great effort, that shows up.”

Pro Bowl banquet?

Rosburg couldn't resist taking a funny dig at the NFL eliminating returners in its revamped Pro Bowl format, delivering a walk-off line to conclude his news conference.

"Why are we playing?" Rosburg said. "Let's just have a banquet."

End zone

The Ravens reached a four-week injury settlement with linebacker Spencer Adkins, who was waived-injured with a hamstring injury.

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