Kyle Hamilton learning how precise you have to be on defense in NFL

USA TODAY Sports

Safety Kyle Hamilton has wrapped up his first offseason as an NFL player and the Ravens first-round pick has learned a few lessons.

One of those lessons has to do with how little margin for error there is while playing at the professional level. During an appearance on the Inside the Garage podcast, Hamilton recounted a conversation he had with linebacker Daelin Hayes after a recent practice that the rookie thought went poorly for him.

Hamilton said that Hayes told him “everybody at this level is good” and that he is going to get beat sometimes as a result. Hayes added that “you have to understand where you’re at and try to fix the mistakes that you made” in order to get better and Hamiltion noted how Lamar Jackson’s arrival for the mandatory minicamp drove that point home.

“Lamar shows up and hasn’t missed a beat,” Hamilton said, via the team’s website. “You see in person, up close, a top five quarterback in the NFL, he can really spin it — arm angles, and then obviously when he gets out of the pocket, it’s over with. You see how precise you have to be on defense.”

Hamilton hasn’t faced another team at full speed yet, so the lessons aren’t going to stop coming his way any time soon. His ability to synthesize all he’s learned will determine whether he can make the move from wide-eyed student to capable performer before his rookie year is out. If he can, he should be playing a sizable role on the Baltimore defense early in his career.

8 responses to “Kyle Hamilton learning how precise you have to be on defense in NFL

  1. Lame has been in the league for several years now and he has yet to learn this lesson on passing precision. We could say that he hasn’t learned about passing period in the NFL given his propensity for running at the slightest appearance of a defense on a receiver.

  2. LOL!

    I am sure DeCosta and Harbaugh are cringing hearing their rookie reach at Safety talk about Lamar as a “top 5” QB looking for 40 mil per and “top 5 money”.

    Yikes!

  3. If one was to go to Washington DC one might see an impressive bust of founding father Hamilton.

    Now you can also go to Baltimore to see another bust Hamilton. Good times.

  4. Sounds like the Vikes made the wise move, going back to the end of round 1 to grab Cine at safety, instead of reaching for this guy.

  5. Meanwhile, several NFL pundits are saying Hamilton could be the best player in the entire draft. You don’t get that kind of prediction unless you have the talent. But trolls are gonna troll.

  6. guitarkevin says:
    June 21, 2022 at 11:57 am
    Meanwhile, several NFL pundits are saying Hamilton could be the best player in the entire draft. You don’t get that kind of prediction unless you have the talent. But trolls are gonna troll.

    77Rate This
    ——————–

    They said the same thing about Elam, too. For whatever reason, and it’s likely tied to Mel Kiper being a Baltimore fan (and a buffoon), the Ravens always claim to have some amazing inside track on a draft pick or picks, and then we see the results thereafter.

    We were also told Dennis Pitta was as good as Gronk after the 2010 draft, too.

    It’s just non stop with Baltimore. The media likes Harbaugh he runs his mouth a lot so he does their job for them, so in turn, they gush over everything Baltimore does. It’s been going on for years.

    Hamilton was clearly a huge reach. Anyone taking a Safety that night needs to make sure they’re getting an All Pro out of the gate, which it’s unlikely Hamilton is that. There are only so many Safeties that fit into that category and there aren’t many of them, unless you want to believe in hype that follows people like Jamal Adams and Minkah Fitzpatrick, neither anywhere near the top of the league at their respective positions.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.