Former Florida safety Matt Elam has been projected by many draft experts to be a first-round talent. Elam is a physical player and team leader in the secondary. He is also a very versatile player at the safety position and can be used in many different defensive looks.
Big hits are Elam’s trademark, as he tends to come up with them at crucial times in a game. Also, he is not afraid to get close to the line of scrimmage in run support. He is reliable in coverage and can drop down to cover a slot receiver when needed.
All of these aspects have allowed Elam to be considered one of the best safeties in the 2013 draft class. Here are some highlight videos that detail Elam’s collegiate success.