24-Year-Old Safety – Baltimore Ravens
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Elam, a 2013 first-round draft pick, took a big step back in 2014 following a respectable rookie season. He looked lost against both the run and pass, missing numerous assignments and tackles in a dis...
Matt Elam Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Ravens in July of 2013, that includes a fifth year option.
The Ravens will not pick up the fifth-year option on Elam's (biceps) rookie contract, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Elam is a somewhat conservative safety, recording a good amount of tackles in his rookie season (77), but only nabbing one interception. It usually takes part of a season to get acclimated to the pros, so Elam's second season could bring increased numbers all-around.
Elam will remind people of Bob Sanders with how he seems to be out of the frame one instant and lighting up the ballcarrier a second later, and that ability to lock onto and fly toward the ball should lend itself to useful tackle totals. Elam will need to be more selective with his hitting in the NFL after consistently playing recklessly at Florida, but it's hard to dislike this rookie first-round pick. Former cornerback Michael Huff is the best bet to fill the center-fielder role previously held by Ed Reed, while Elam should replace Bernard Pollard with the traditional strong-safety tasks.