So, New England Patriots Draft (which is phenomenal by the way, guys are legit) writer Mike Loyko came out with a scouting report on Matt Elam. You know, the guy that everyone is fawning over, the safety out of Florida. The big-hitter type that people want. Well, these are some of the negatives (you can read the whole thing at that link back there) that he listed.
-Has the speed to cover hash to sideline, but often takes an overaggressive angle.
-Covers the slot often, but fluidity in coverage might not allow in the NFL.
-Often is a step late in coverage.
-Too aggressive, gets away with poor technique, relying of athletic ability.
-Is susceptible to double moves will jump short route and be beaten in the deep third.
-Elam tries to make up for mistakes in coverage with big hits.
WHO DOES THIS SOUND LIKE? Patrick. Motherfucking. Chung. God Damn It. I cannot take another Patrick Chung. Just can't do it. "Has the speed to cover hash to sideline, but often takes an overaggressive angle." Seen that. "Often is a step late in coverage." Oh yeah, I FUCKING SEEN THAT. "Elam tries to make up for mistakes in coverage with big hits." Hmmm, yeah I think I saw that too. Welp, I'm officially scared off on Elam. And I was getting so excited reading the first half of that scouting report. Damnit.