Jan 02, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Louisville Cardinals running back Jeremy Wright (28) is tackled by Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) as his helmet comes off during the second half of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. defeated Florida 33-23. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Florida SS Matt Elam Continues to Impress At NFL Combine

Florida SS Matt Elam continues to impress and is distancing his way out of reach of the San Diego Chargers 2nd round draft pick. Elam put up some good numbers at the NFL Combine, posting a 4.46-second time in the 40-yard dash. That is an awesome time for a prospect that likes to smack you in the mouth. He looked smooth in the position specific drills and agility drills. He also put up 17 reps at the bench.

Elam is one of my favorite prospects for the San Diego Chargers. If he keeps impressing scouts and general managers, we might not get a shot at him with the 45th pick in the draft. It probably was a long shot anyway.

I have been waiting for the team to get that Rodney Harrison-type safety onto our roster and Elam looks like the perfect fit. Elam and Eric Weddle would be a dream in that secondary. If Elam is unavailable, I guess we can look back at possible o-line  prospects or corner prospects.

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I really hope he is there at #45, I wish we could just have the #11 pick in each round lol. Also makes we wish Norv & co. would have tanked a few games at the end instead of winning meaninglessly.

  • unclealfie

    No way will the Bolts get Elam at 45! He’s gone to the Pats at 29!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think the same exact thing… he shouldnt get out of the first round

  • Per Ola Öberg

    It’s abit sad that we can’t keep adding young talent to our d this draft. Hopefully a good oline can let rivers throw dots to random wr again (and even better ones to the starters)

  • Joel Garcia

    He went from a second round draft pick to a top 15 pick. wow.