So far, only eight first-round picks from the 2013 NFL Draft have inked a deal with their respective teams. Former Florida safety Matt Elam, who was selected 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens, is reportedly close to becoming the 9th first-round rookie to bang out a contract.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Elam will likely get a four-year deal worth roughly $6.7 million. It is imperative that the Ravens get Elam under contract before the start of training camp next month. With the massive shakeup of defensive personnel that the Ravens underwent this offseason, they cannot afford to have their young star missing any practice time.