The Patriots' defensive backfield improved greatly over the second half of the season, but still needs more playmakers. Elam was a highlight-reel regular in his time with the Florida Gators, but he also has the fundamentals down.
NFL safety Abe Elam’s younger brother, Matt is a high-energy, high-impact guy. He’s 5-10, 210 pounds, and can both play against the run and the pass. Bill Belichick has long been a fan of Florida Gators (see Brandon Spikes, Jermaine Cunningham, Aaron Hernadez). Elam’s another highly coveted Urban Meyer recruit. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Courtesy of FOXSports.com The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.