Looking at most NFL draft “Big Boards”, there is a player that the more I study and hear about, the more I like. I’m talking about Safety Matt Elam out of Florida.
In most descriptions of Elam he is described as being a very physical and emotional player that can really lay the wood. He is slightly short for the position, but he has speed and “great cover skills” to make up for his lack of height and I believe he could come in as a rookie and make an impact in the Patriots secondary immediately.
According to NFL.com and FFtoolbox he will most likely fall between pick 26 and into the early second round and New England is sitting right there with the 29th pick. This year the Patriots lacked a strong safety that could sit back there with McCourty and actually cover someone. They brought in Tavon Wilson who didn’t work out and Steve Gregory had to take it over, but anyone who watched the Ravens game knows that Gregory is not the answer.
Elam is described as being a team first ki...