Matt Elam Scouting Report

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Matt Elam Scouting Report

Position: SS
Conference: SEC
School: Florida Gators
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #22
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 202 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.32 in 2013 by BAL

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.54
Bench press17
Vertical jump35.5
Broad jump118

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Matt Elam, SS, Florida

Florida Gators safety Matt Elam is a do-it-all athlete who makes up for his lack of size with physicality and great coverage skills.

Elam can work as either a strong or free safety. Not only can he stack the box and provide excellent run support, he's a natural in coverage. Really looks to lay the wood on every play. Could wrap up better with his arms, though. Seals the edge well when coming down into the box. Very passionate teammate, lets his emotions fly.

Sometimes caught watching the eyes of the quarterback. Will need to show he is fast enough to cover a deep half. Elam forced a huge fumble downfield during Florida's upset over LSU, really illustrating his high intensity. Not a natural ball hawk and needs to look for the ball more often rather than making the big hit.

He is athletic enough to cover tight ends; taller receivers may cause issues because he is only 5'10". If he runs well at the combine, he could sneak into the first round.

Elam projects as an early second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-09-2013 by Matt De Lima

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 2nd Round

agressive player looks for big hit not sure hit height hurts check character thoroughly

Posted by:
janmillsgordon 03/12/13 07:24 PM
Prediction: 1st Round


Posted by:
superbowlchamps2001 01/07/13 04:17 PM
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