5 Ravens who are certified building blocks for the future

  • Kyle Hamilton will continue the legacy of Ravens D
  • Zay Flowers will be a huge offensive playmaker
  • David Ojabo can be huge on the Ravens if he stays healthy
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4. Kyle Hamilton (Safety/Cornerback)

Linderbaum was Baltimore’s second pick of the 2022 draft because safety Kyle Hamilton was the first, selected with the 14th overall pick. At Notre Dame, Hamilton was a phenomenal defender, and he entered the league with high expectations. As a rookie, Hamilton started to reach those expectations.

The 6-foot-4, 219-pound safety played in 16 games for the Ravens. He recorded 62 tackles, four for a loss, five quarterback hits, one forced fumble, two sacks, and five pass deflections. He got better as the year went on, and he'll only continue to improve as he gains more and more experience in the NFL.

The identity of Baltimore is definitely now on the offensive side of the ball with Lamar Jackson, but this is still a franchise that takes pride in its defense and plays tough, AFC-north football.

With a linebacker like Roquan Smith in the middle, Kyle Hamilton will be one of the key players in the secondary, helping to keep the franchise’s culture intact.