Ravens S Kyle Hamilton optimistic about team’s 2022 rookie class moving forward

The Baltimore Ravens selected safety Kyle Hamilton with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Baltimore selected 11 players in their rookie class for the 2022 season, and Hamilton showed why the team invested such high draft capital in him with an impressive first year.

Hamilton was asked about his optimism for the Ravens’ 2022 draft class moving forward, and talked about how he feels the rookie group grew up during the season. He mentioned the mentorship from veteran players, and said that he thinks the class is set up for a good second year.

“Yes, a lot of guys had a grow up quick. Like Tyler [Linderbaum] did an amazing job this year holding down one of the hardest positions on the field [on] both sides of the ball. Mark [Andrews] was dealing with some injuries early in the season and ‘Zay’ [Isaiah Likely] stepped up like he’s been a season vet, and he’s one of the more athletic tight ends I’ve seen all year. He and Mark and everybody else in that room challenge us on a daily basis, where when we get into the game, and we’re not really surprised by anything. And a lot of other guys – ‘Pepe’ [Damarion Williams] Jalyn [Armour-Davis] – guys I’m not mentioning … Everybody grew up a little bit, so I think that’s set us up for a good second year.”

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire