Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 4/26/13
I thought the Ravens would trade back for an extra pick in the 2nd round...but in the end, at pick #32 in the 1st, the Ravens held their ground and got their man. Matt Elam, a safety from Florida, is a Raven.             A solid value pick... Ryan Mink of Ravens.com summed it up best---- "General Manager Ozzie Newsome has watched a lot of college tape in his day. "But when Newsome flipped on the tape of Florida’s Matt Elam, he was taken aback. "The strong safety flies around the field with high energy, delivering highlight-reel hits while still wrapping up on tackles. He plays like a Ravens defender. “I’ve never been so excited, it was fun watching him play,” Newsome said. “It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a player on tape and play after play you just go, ‘Wow, oh wow.’ The way he played on tape is the way you have to play in the AFC North.” The Ravens had their choice between Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
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