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UF junior cornerback Kaiir Elam declares for the NFL draft

Elam First Team All-SEC in 2020, made six career interceptions
Florida defensive back Kaiir Elam covers a play against South Carolina during the second half...
Florida defensive back Kaiir Elam covers a play against South Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)(John Raoux | AP)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 2:44 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -In an otherwise disappointing season for the Gator football team, one of the bright spots proved to be the play of Kaiir Elam. Florida’s junior cornerback tallied one interception with five pass breakups. On Monday, Elam declared his eligibility for the NFL draft, where he is a projected first round pick according to most prognosticators.

Elam started 26 games across his three seasons in Gainesville and finishes his UF career with six interceptions. He earned SEC all-freshman distinction in 2019, and followed it up by claiming First Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore in 2020.

In 2021, Elam was still productive despite missing three games with a knee injury.

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