Elam a starter as a rookie? 

June, 14, 2013
6/14/13
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In general, players that teams acquire with first-round picks are expected to start, or at least play a significant role, right out of the gates. Such is certainly the case for S Matt Elam, the Baltimore Ravens' first-rounder, as the team moves ahead in 2013 without both Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard. So is Elam on track to take over one of those starting spots?