Kaiir Elam

Kaiir Elam

Measurements
  • Height
    6014
  • Hand
    8 7/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    191lbs
  • Arm
    30 7/8
  • Speed
    4.39
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Isaiah Wingfield - Scout
Kaiir Elam
  • Overall Rank
    26
  • Position Rank
    5
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    21.1 Years
  • Team
    FLORIDA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 11 10 4 0.52 0 0 TFL
2020 12 39 11 0.83 0 1 TFL
2021 10 29 5 0.56 0 1 TFL

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Kaiir Elam possesses outstanding size and length for the position. He remained relatively healthy throughout his career sustaining no major injuries. He missed three games in the middle of his final season with a knee sprain; he returned in week seven and completed the season.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

An aggressive competitor in coverage, physical throughout the route and at the breakpoint. He is a confident man corner that rose to the occasion against his toughest competition. His motor in coverage does not translate to run and YAC scenarios. Elam is not a willing tackler and does not run to the ball consistently.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Kaiir Elam is a long athlete with quick feet and above the line speed. He flips his hips quickly in press coverage and shows adequate COD in zone. His ankle mobility limits wasted steps out of breaks; he bursts with long strides to take up ground. He disrupts timing in press and controls routes down the field with his adequate play strength. Lacks aggression in run support - does not bring his burst or strength to the attack point.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

He played most snaps in a press alignment. He mirrors releases adequately with patient and steady feet. When this patience is applied to his jam, he wins at the LOS. His long arms control releases and routes down the field. He loses when he elects to reach before working his feet. Elam extends and places his hands on receivers instead of throwing quick jabs. Receivers with good hands knocked him off balance and beat him at the LOS. He has above the line ability to plant and drive at the top of routes in man coverage but relies on holding far too often. Elam was penalized seven times his junior season - a majority came on holding penalties at the breakpoint. He did not use a backpedal often but worked an open hipped skate technique in zone coverage. His above the line burst to close, long speed, and length give him the range to disrupt plays at the catch point. Elam is not a consistent tackler; he does more reaching than running through ball carriers at the attack point.

  • Hip Fluidity
    6
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    4
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Backpedal
    6
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Kaiir Elam entered Florida as a consensus four-star prospect. He earned All-SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, All-SEC Freshman, All-SEC First Team, and Jim Thorpe Semifinalist selections throughout his career. Elam's combination of size, length, and speed make him one of the best athletes in this cornerback class. His patience in press and burst in off coverage give him the versatility to play in multiple schemes. While his length works in his favor, his reliance on his hands in coverage gets him beat. He was often penalized for holding at the top of routes and lost reps in press when he overextended his jab. He was not a willing tackler - he must show more effort to get to the ball and be a factor in the run game. Elam has all the tools to be a number 1 corner. He is not a finished product but can be a starter in man or Cover 3 schemes with refined hand usage. He projects as a late Day 1 / early Day 2 prospect.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Alabama
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Long speed and above the line plant and drive kept him in tight in coverage against Jameson Williams.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Samford
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Three holding / PI penalties called against him.
Best Trait
Long Speed
Pro Comparison
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