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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Matt Elam Reply with quote

He is undersized at 5'10, but I think Florida's S is one of the best in the upcoming draft. He should run around 4.4-4.5, and is a hard hitter. What are your thoughts and draft projections for him?

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=107101&draftyear=2014&genpos=SS

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1737092/matt-elam
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's cocky that's for sure. Good trait for a secondary player...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's definitely moved up. He's right there with Reid as the best safety. And finally, a safety not afraid to hit. Please Titans, find a way to get him.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huge fan of Elam. Solid hitter and reads the game very well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He obviously is a SS in the NFL
Great run defender and plays the box well but am I the only one who think he could be a liability in coverage?

Id take him late 2nd but im lower on him than most.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willy_law wrote:
He obviously is a SS in the NFL
Great run defender and plays the box well but am I the only one who think he could be a liability in coverage?

Id take him late 2nd but im lower on him than most.


If he's covering a 6'6 TE sure. Otherwise he's looked good in coverage. Aggressive and will contest the pass...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's a little undersized but I think he's proved he can cover some of the taller players.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Wright 2.0
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's one of those players that has a knack for being EVERYWHERE. He is either making a play, in on the play or coming to encourage his teammates for making a play.

Whoever picks this kid up is adding alot of energy and attitude to their lockeroom, sort of like Tyrann Mathieu but not too his level. He will be a solid starter in the league for a long time ala his former teammate Major Wright.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I have seen (admittedly not much) he strikes me (pun half intended) as a guy who forgoes the sure tackle for the big hit.

Guys like that drive me batty.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason_Bengal_Fl wrote:
From what I have seen (admittedly not much) he strikes me (pun half intended) as a guy who forgoes the sure tackle for the big hit.

Guys like that drive me batty.
I love guys like that, becuase proper coaching should help him combine the 2.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ala his former teammate Major Wright.

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Major Wright 2.0


Elam is a lot more instinctive than Wright was in his UF days.... as a prospect Elam>>Wright
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Elam is a tough prospect to evaluate.

He's undersized for his position but he's most definitely not afraid to stick his nose in there and mix it up. He can cover bigger, stronger TEs during man assignment pretty effectively. He loves to play special teams and is effective in that role, which is always a positive.

I think he is solely a one position prospect (SS) and that's not a positive when scouts are evaluating prospects.

One thing I will say about Matt Elam is that he sometimes is too agressive and plays wild and undisciplined. He over pursues or misses a tackle trying to make the highlight reel. I don't like that about his game, and I don't think scouts are going to like that either.

If he measures well at the combine, I can see him getting selected in the 3rd or 4th round because of his up-side, but right now, based on the tape I have seen, I'm just not very high on him.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
Jason_Bengal_Fl wrote:
From what I have seen (admittedly not much) he strikes me (pun half intended) as a guy who forgoes the sure tackle for the big hit.

Guys like that drive me batty.
I love guys like that, becuase proper coaching should help him combine the 2.


I see a lot of the same in the NFL too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigsooie5 wrote:
Major Wright 2.0

He's a much better prospect than Major Wright.
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