KEY POINTS

  • Kyle Hamilton speaks highly of his experience during the second day of the Ravens' rookie minicamp
  • The young safety was selected 14th overall by the Ravens and led to a perfect draft grade from experts
  • Hamilton will help lead the defense alongside proven stalwarts Tyus Bowser and Odafe Oweh

The Baltimore Ravens selected Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton with the no. 14 pick in the 2022 NFL draft and the franchise seem to have a great talent on their hands based on his latest media appearance.

Following the second day of the Ravens’ rookie minicamp, Hamilton talked at length about the challenges that he and other rookies face as they start their journey into their NFL careers.

“It's definitely challenging. Even the stuff we're doing right now, where I'm just learning both safety spots is challenging. I'm up for the task, but I'm just going to rely on coaches and vets to help me out, whether that be playbook stuff or mentally how to navigate the game and the play,” he said as per the Ravens’ official transcript.

Hamilton was also asked by the media present to compare the Ravens’ style of defense to that of Notre Dame’s, and the young safety was cognizant of the difficulty it would take for him and his peers to get a hand of things.

“[It's] pretty different from Notre Dame, I would say communication-wise [and] obviously terminology-wise. We didn't run a lot of Cover 3 at Notre Dame.… Yes, it's fairly different, but there's still a lot of defense to learn,” pointed out the widely-recognized best safety in the draft.

During the press conference, it can be seen that Hamilton was completely cool and calm in answering the questions, a mark of both maturity and leadership that the Ravens need as they look towards contending for a Super Bowl.

The Ravens’ were the only team in this year’s edition of the NFL draft to have received a perfect grade from experts and observers, all thanks to the wise selections put together by general manager Eric DeCosta and his front office.

Hamilton will be joining an established defensive unit led by outside linebacker Tyus Bowser and sophomore Odafe Oweh, who was in the mix for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

The Ravens did well in solidifying their depth through the draft and locking up the safety position in the long term by selecting Hamilton.

The real barometer for how high this franchise can soar is how they perform once the season begins on September 8.

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