• Baltimore Ravens select Florida S Matt Elam with the 32nd overall pick

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Apr 26, 2013
    "As you probably have been watching, with the 32nd pick, we took Matt Elam, safety out of the University of Florida," Newsome said. Florida safety Matt Elam was the best player available when the Ravens made the final pick of Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft and they were thrilled to get him. The Baltimore Ravens have selected Florida S Matt Elam with the 32th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. "A very exciting moment," Elam said. "It's so exciting. Uncoiling his body while accelerating into the Louisiana State backfield, Florida safety Matt Elam delivered a punishing tackle that launched big running back Spencer Ware into the air and careening onto his back. “I started to watch Matt, and I’ve never been so excited. He got a little excited when the team made UCLA offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden the franchise's first draft pick in 1996, but there wasn't much jubilation when the team selected Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs or Chris McAlister. And then came Thursday night.
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