The club’s first-round pick and the No. 32 overall selection, Elam will immediately vie for playing time in a revamped Baltimore safety corps.
Elam intercepted four passes and recorded 76 tackles in 2012 at the University of Florida. He declared for the draft after his junior season. Matt Elam is the brother of veteran NFL safety Abram Elam, who played for Kansas City last season.
Another interesting tidbit: Matt Elam does not have an agent, an uncommon distinction for any rookie, let alone a first-round draft selection.
Per the Ravens, Elam was his own representative during contract negotiations.
The Ravens now have their entire 2013 rookie class under contact, the club said.