It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
The following is a complete Kaiir Elam NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Kaiir Elam NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 196 lbs
College: Florida Gators
Kaiir Elam Stats 2021 | Florida Gators
Coverage Snaps: 359
Completion Rate: 51.4%
Yards Allowed: 185
Passer Rating: 74.1
Kaiir Elam Draft Profile
Kaiir Elam brings the size and necessary physicality to have staying power in the NFL. He is patient which is one of the reasons that he rarely gets beat with release fakes. Elam also does a solid job reading routes just before they start to develop. He has great agility, especially in the hips which makes it easy for him to mirror routes and not get turned around.
One of the biggest knocks on Elam is that he allows too much room at the start of routes. As a result, he sometimes needs to play catchup unnecessarily. As a tackler in the open field, Elam has lacked the physicality needed to make tackles in the running game at the next level. The other concern is that his play has actually dipped each year since a stellar 2019 season.
Kaiir Elam Highlights
Kaiir Elam Draft Projection
Kaiir Elam is currently projected to be drafted by the Houston Texans at No. 37.
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