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Prospect Primer: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

Father and uncle both played in NFL

Florida CB Kaiir Elam
Florida CB Kaiir Elam has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

Height/Weight: 6-1, 191

Key stats: Played in 35 games with 26 starts over three years for the Gators, recording six career interceptions.

College honors: In 2020, received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league's coaches and second-team All-SEC from the Associated Press.

Background/other info: Elam became a part-time starter as a true freshman in 2019 and then progressed to All-SEC corner in 2020 before injuries cut into his playing time this past season. His sophomore year in 2020 is considered his best, when he started 12 games, broke up 11 passes and picked off two. A Florida native, Elam was a standout two-way player in high school as a defensive back and receiver, reportedly fielding more than 40 scholarship offers. His father, Abe Elam, and uncle, Matt Elam, are both former NFL players. Abe played in college at Notre Dame and Kent State prior to a seven-year pro career. Matt played safety at Florida and was a first-round draft pick by Baltimore in 2013. The youngest Elam clocked a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the combine and added impressive testing numbers, including a 37½-inch vertical jump, at Florida's pro day. Scouting reports indicate that while press man coverage is a definite strength, he can be over-aggressive with his hands and will need to refine his technique at the next level.