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Matt Elam Implies That Florida Football, Like Florida Softball, Will Be Playing For A National Title In 2014

Former Florida safety Matt Elam has apparently been watching the Women’s College World Series, where the Gators’ softball team is one win against Alabama away from clinching its first national title. Florida’s success on the softball field got Elam excited for what Will Muschamp and Co. have in store on the gridiron in 2014. Gator softball just giving y’all a preview of...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens targeting a safety

The Baltimore Ravens selected Florida Gators’ safety Matt Elam in the first round of last year’s draft. Elam had a disappointing rookie season, but the Ravens still have high hopes. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com believes the Ravens will target a safety early in the draft for the second consecutive season. Darian Stewart, a free agent from the St. Louis Rams, is the fallback...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford got jacked up in the face by Matt Elam

  Hello Matthew Stafford, we all know you are used to getting jacked up by Florida Gators. This is no different. Matt Elam would like to rip your face off! How do you feel about that? Oh well you got the penalty. I hope your face is still attached. This is a dirty dirty game […]
Via Throw The Flag
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida's D.J. Durkin pleased at youth movement's progress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. You can't blame him if once in a while, first-year Gators defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin takes a look at last year's defense, grasps his chin as he studies the numbers, and then shakes his head. A lot of tackles, sacks and interceptions have left The Swamp. The Gators lost seven defensive starters from a unit that allowed just 14.5 points per game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Notebook: Plenty to replace

Expectations remain high for the Florida defense, but it may not be as easy as it was for the Gators to produce a dominant unit. The success of last year’s group was evident in the draft, as safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd were both first round picks to go with linebacker Jon Bostic as a second round pick. The Gators know they have a lot to replace this season.
Via florida.scout.com
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorry Florida: 4-Star DT Recruit Matt Elam Tweets He Is “Done With Joker Phillips, Can’t Take It”

Recruiting is a crazy process by nature — teenagers across the country get their egos fed by grown men recruiters, and the recruiters pretty much do anything it takes to convince the players to join their team. However, sometimes things aren’t always rosy — sometimes schools pull offers from kids, or hit their scholarship limit and can’t accept players that they’ve already...
Via College Spun
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Forecast: Scattered Wins In Sunshine State

Allegations by Mike McNeil, former Auburn football player, against head coach Will Muschamp must be a distraction of magnitude. McNeil accused Muschamp of paying him underneath the table while at Auburn, in the amount of $400. Most Gator fans would like to wash this story away, but this question of integrity will always loom in the back of Muschamps' mind.  If other accusations...
Via Football Nation
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Replacing Reed: Will Matt Elam Do The Impossible For Baltimore?

At the NFL's 2013 Draft, the Baltimore Ravens had some serious shoes to fill. After the announcement of Ed Reed's move to the Houston Texans, probably the number one question on fans minds was how were the Ravens ever going to find a decent replacement for one of their key players. Reed was a legend in Baltimore; a symbol for many fans and the reason behind many of those...
Via Football Nation
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Good to Former Florida Gators; Floyd, Elam Selected in First Round

The 2013 NFL Draft was good to the Florida Gators. Good to the tune of eight former Gators selected in the first six rounds. And Florida wasn’t the only school celebrating its draft accomplishments. The SEC set a new record with 63 total players selected. Those of us that consider ourselves fans of the conference still chuckle when outsiders question the SEC’s dominance. Kicking...
Via The Bull Gator
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Elam off the board to Baltimore

The wait couldn’t have been longer on Thursday night for former Florida safety Matt Elam. The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens took Elam with the final pick of the NFL Draft first round.
Via florida.scout.com
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

And with 32nd and final overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens select…

Matt Elam (S) from the University of Florida.  This is a great pick for the Ravens who are getting old on defense.  Elam accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators football team from 2010 to 2012. In 2010, Elam played in all 13 games and recorded 22 tackles. As a first-year...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Baltimore Ravens

PICK: Matt Elam, S, Florida  ANALYSIS: Baltimore ended the draft on a good note, by taking one of the best players available. He also fills one of the biggest positions of need at safety, were Reed and Pollard are both gone. Elam will be a day one starter and could make a big impact early in his career. Baltimore still has a ton of work to do in this draft, but they are off...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Complete 7-round, 2013 mock draft

Last night on The Cruddy Show, we broke down and simulated an entire St. Louis Rams mock for the 2013 NFL Draft, which is now just hours away. Myself, along with the four co-horts, had an in-depth, hour long conversation and went through each pick with changing scenarios to come to a consensus, hypothetical draft class for the Rams. Many of my guys were taken in the Rams' mock...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots eyeing Matt Elam?

Patriot's Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio answered questions yesterday about this year's draft and the Patriots primary needs. He discussed the depth of the draft, and touched on a number of different positions. But he only mentioned one player by name: hard-hitting Florida safety Matt Elam. “I think one of the things that’s probably unique about that position...
Via Patriots Life
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots' Caserio talks versatility of defensive backs in draft

The New England Patriots have been slowly but surely bolstering the defensive secondary over the past year. This week is a prime opportunity to continue that work.With the start of the 2013 NFL Draft just a couple days away, The Pats' director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke with the media Monday about all things draft. And while Caserio didn't let any top secret info...
Via AFC East Daily
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: “Pass-Take” Approach to the 2013 NFL Draft

The depth at nearly every position stands as the true strength of this year’s 2013 NFL Draft class. In this “Pass-Take” article, I’ll be highlighting a few players that I’d pass on early for higher value picks later in the draft.  A for instance from last season’s draft would be, “I’ll pass on Ryan Tannehill in the top 10 overall and take Russell Wilson in...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

4-star Ohio RB Mikel Horton commits to UK

Mark Stoops’ raid of the football talent in the Buckeye state continued on Saturday with a commitment from 4-star running back Mikel Horton. Horton is from West Chester, Ohio and turned down offers from Vanderbilt, Louisville, Florida State, and others in favor of Kentucky. He is currently ranked #22 RB in the 2014 class. Horton made his announcement at the Rivals’ Cincinnati...
Via StraitPinkie.com
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

A radical look at Ravens 2013 Draft...

I've looked at a lot of complete 7-round mock drafts for the Ravens. The one that impresses me most is by a frequent poster at the Ravens Message Board. His name is "Radical". He's from Albany, New York. Radical's mock is unique because it has a flex factor regarding possible trade-ups and trade-backs. Radical thinks the Ravens will go after Florida...
Via Ravens Football Machine
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kiper on Florida’s draft class

The NFL Draft begins April 25 with defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd seeming like a lock to go in the top-half of the first round while safety Matt Elam could go in the second half of the first round. Mel Kiper, Jr. spoke about those and other players on the Florida roster.
Via florida.scout.com
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The case for Matt Elam as the Ravens' pick at #32...

The potentially flawed assumption here is that Matt Elam will still be on the board if the Ravens don't trade up to get him... It's unlikely for Ozzie to reach for present and future need at the safety position...but Elam makes it tempting.         Matt Elam, strong safety, 5-10, 208, Florida.... Dustin Hockensmith has a nice write-up...
Via Ravens Football Machine
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel, Ezekiel Ansah, Matt Elam Among Top 10 Most Overrated Prospects in 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL draft is a strange one because it doesn’t have the elite talent at the top that we’ve seen in recent years, but it has an extremely deep first round. It’s deep to the point that we’ve heard as many as 100 players being mentioned as first-rounders at this by now. But when that many players are being praised, there will be some overvaluing going on. Players are...
Via NESN.com
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: FS Matt Elam Scouting Report

If you judge the success of former Florida Gator defensive backs in the NFL, things look pretty good for free safety Matt Elam as the 2013 NFL Draft looms closer to becoming a reality. The former All-American back line defender is in a position where he could be a surprise selection by a playoff-caliber team looking for depth, or could be a choice of a team that needs major help...
Via Football Nation
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Safeties at Pro Day

Both of the Gators' starting safeties are heading to the pros but the road to the draft is anything but simple. Matt Elam and Josh Evans worked out in the Swamp Tuesday at Gator Pro Day in hopes of bettering their draft stock and impressing scouts and coaches.
Via florida.scout.com
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles 2013 Draft Prospect: Florida Safety Matt Elam

Ever since Brian Dawkins left down, the Eagles have had a huge hole that has not been filled at the safety position. They’ve made multiple attempts to fill this hole via the draft and no prospect has stepped up. If they’d like to try again, Florida safety Matt Elam may be on their radar. Elam stands at 5-10 and 208 pounds. It’s not overwhelming size but he plays very hard...
Via BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Deep draft of safetys comes at right time for Pats

Last night I wrote a piece on whether or not the Patriots should take a chance on former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu should he be available in the late rounds of the draft. But evaluating the plethora of secondary talent in this year's draft; they should have a chance to upgrade the defensive backfield much earlier if they want. Kenny Vaccaro, coming out of Texas, has established...
Via Patriots Life
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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