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Ravens select S Matt Elam with 32nd overall pick in NFL draft


FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Florida defensive back Matt Elam runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Baltimore Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome hopes to fill out the team's roster this weekend by making the most of 12 draft picks. There’s a good chance the Ravens could select Elam. It’s even more difficult to guess what will occur in the later rounds. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

The Baltimore Ravens have selected safety Matt Elam with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft.

Elam was a two-year starter with the Gators. He fills the hole left by the departure of Bernard Pollard, who was cut after the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

Elam entered the draft as a junior. As a sophomore, he started all 13 games at strong safety and led the team with 11 tackles for a loss.

Baltimore entered the draft with 12 picks, including four compensatory selections that cannot be traded.