Baltimore entered the 2022 NFL Draft with a clear purpose to add talented players to the roster and selecting safety Kyle Hamilton was the first of many moves to do so. Ravens fans got their first look at the former Notre Dame standout in full uniform when the team tweeted out pictures on Tuesday.
Hamilton will don the number 14 for the 2022 season, which is coincidentally the same number draft pick the Ravens used to grab him off the board. The 21-year-old has always been praised for his passion and it is clear from the pictures that Hamilton is excited to be a part of Baltimore's squad.
The 2021 All-American has a chance to make an immediate impact in the secondary alongside veterans Marcus Williams and Chuck Clark. Hamilton has the coverage skills to take on big-bodied receivers, the speed to step up as a blitzing safety and the athleticism to erase passing windows.
Overall, Hamilton racked up 138 tackles (7.5 for loss), 16 pass breakups and 8 interceptions over the course of three college seasons (31 games). His knack for finding the football could come in handy considering the Ravens tied for the fifth-fewest interceptions in the NFL last season (9).
It's not unrealistic to say that Hamilton's ceiling this fall includes winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Keep in mind a safety hasn't earned the honors since 1990. For now, Ravens fans will have to contain their hype and hope some videos are coming to follow the pictures.
Baltimore has odds set at +2000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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