OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Kyle Hamilton did a splash at Ravens rookie camp.
With that microphone he boosted the safety of the rookie with the green dot in his helmet and he got scared when he heard Mike Macdonald’s voice.
“They didn’t give me a warning, so I didn’t know I had it until I went out to training,” Hamilton said. “But the first time we actually used it, Coach Macdonald said something, and … I got scared because I didn’t know he was going to talk to me yet. But I got used to it. The first time I heard it, I had no idea. what he says.
“Now I can recognize that pretty quickly. So that’s a pretty cool nuance in NFL football that I definitely appreciate.”
Overall, Hamilton looked solid and was fast in football in early training. He will only get better as he gets more used to the system.
Hamilton, however, has much to learn.
“It’s definitely as hard as I thought it would be,” he said. It’s definitely just as challenging. But at the same time, I’m trying to take a step back through all, even the most challenging parts of this weekend, and simply acknowledge the fact that I’m here and ready to leave whatever trail I want. I hope it’s good. I’m pretty sure that it will be so, but I’m just excited to be here and to be able to perform for a great franchise like this. ”
The Ravens were not in the security market with newly signed Marcus Williams and Chuck Clark patrolling the secondary.
However, they had little choice but to take Hamilton with a total of 14 choices when he fell to them. Some experts claimed that Hamilton was the best player in this year’s draft.
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Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens will get Williams, Clark and Hamiton on the field.
“We’re going to run more groups of staff, and the three securitys were a big part of what we love to do,” Harbaugh said. “So yeah, we have three really good security right now. We can play on extra security [the] nickel [position]we can play security on [the] coins [position].
“We can play them [the] MICROPHONE [position]. All these guys will definitely be on the field. “
Hamilton has the potential to be a solid NFL player for years to come.
Last season at Notre Dame, Hamilton, 6 feet-4, 220 pounds, had 35 fights, including two for defeat, with three interceptions. He has exceptional range and is a solid striker. Hamilton made comparisons to security Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos.
He fit in perfectly with the Ravens system and the team is excited about his side.
“It’s pretty surreal, just being here and being a Baltimore Raven,” Hamilton said. “It’s a dream come true. I get a chance to come here, heal, sin and learn from them. I have great coaches who have helped me over the weekend and I’m excited to build it.”