Baltimore Ravens: Things Learned from OTAs

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Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens strong safety Matt Elam (26) reacts against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Ravens won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Safety Matt Elam was a player who had to have a good offseason. His starting position was in jeopardy after a poor season last year.

With the addition of Kendrick Lewis, he stepped up. I wrote earlier that the Ravens’ defensive coordinator thought he was having his best offseason ever.

Elam knew he had to do well this offseason, and he has stepped up to the challenge. Along with the other safeties to add to the competition, he looks to return to top form as what was expected from him.

Both Elam and Brown have a lot of work to do, but have stood out during OTAs.

Once he puts pads on during minicamp, he can truly begin to show he has improved and is deserving of a starting position. OTAs leave out the biggest part for the defense in tackling, so Elam still has a lot of work to do.

Arthur Brown has done well during OTAs. He also needed a good offseason after being given very little playing time last season; his second year in the NFL.

Brown is in the same situation as Elam. He has the most to prove when he can put pads on. If he does not have a strong offseason, he is quickly going to be on the bubble. However, he has put himself on a good track to improve already.

One player though has lost his chance to rise up. Campanaro needed a good summer to help move into the last wide receiver spot and possibly the returner position.

However, he is out with an injury until training camp. He is losing valuable time, which other receivers are using to propel themselves ahead of him.

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