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Ravens fill need at safety with hard-hitting Matt Elam from Florida

Ravens fill need at safety with hard-hitting Matt Elam from Florida

Thoughts from our Ravens reporters and editors on the Ravens using the No. 32 pick on safety Matt Elam from the University of Florida: Mike Preston, Ravens columnist: Elam seems to be a good fit for the Ravens because their safety positions have been interchangeable in the past, and he can play either free or strong safety. Elam can crowd near the line of scrimmage to stop the run and be physical at the line of scrimmage like Bernard Pollard. Despite his size, he is a strong tackler and very few ballcarriers get out of his grasp. He can play the pass as well. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.54, and can cover the No. 3 receiver in the slot. In the past, the Ravens haven't drafted...

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