November 3, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) during the first quarter against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Baltimore Ravens Select Matt Elam to Close Out First-Round

The Baltimore Ravens had an opportunity to select Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o to finish off the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but they chose to find Ed Reed’s replacement rather than Ray Lewis.

With the final pick in the first-round, the Ravens picked Florida safety Matt Elam. Elam is a hard-hitting safety that will keep the Ravens physical mindset going. He has some great instincts that can allow him to develop in to a star safety. 

With the first-round now coming to a close, players like Geno Smith, Manti Te’o, Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Cyprien remain on the board.

Here is how the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft played out:

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2.  Jacksonville Jaguars — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
3. Miami Dolphins (via Oakland Raiders) — Dion Jordan, Outside Linebacker, Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles —  Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6.  Cleveland Browns — Barkevious Mingo, outside linebacker, LSU
7. Arizona Cardinals — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
8. St. Louis Rams (from Buffalo Bills) —  Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
9. New York Jets —  Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans —  Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers — DJ Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (from Miami Dolphins) — DJ Hayden, cornerback, Houston
13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers —  Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
16. Buffalo Bills (from St. Louis Rams) —  EJ Manuel, quarterback, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
18. San Francisco 49ers (from Dallas Cowboys) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU
19. New York Giants — Justin Pugh, offensive tackle, Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears —  Kyle Long, guard, Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons (from St. Louis Rams) — Desmond Trufant, cornerback, Washington
23. Minnesota Vikings — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts —  Bjoern Werner, defensive end, Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks) — Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
26. Green Bay Packers — Datone Jones, defensive end, UCLA
27. Houston Texans — DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, Clemson
28. Denver Broncos —  Sylvester Williams, defensive tackle, North Carolina
29. Minnesota Vikings (from New England Patriots) — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
30. St. Louis Rams (from Atlanta Falcons) —  Alec Ogletree, linebacker, Georgia
31. Dallas Cowboys (from San Francisco 49ers) — Travis Frederick, offensive line, Wisconsin
32. Baltimore Ravens — Matt Elam, safety, Florida

The draft is always a treat for NFL fans, so be sure that you tune in and see who the newest players to rock your favorite teams uniforms will be, and stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the draft for the latest news, rumors and analysis of every pick.

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