|No. 24 – Buffalo Bills|
|Born:||May 5, 2001|
Riviera Beach, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||191 lb (87 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Kaiir Elam (/ / kai-EER EE-ləm; born May 5, 2001) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Elam grew up in Riviera Beach, Florida, and attended The Benjamin School, where he played basketball, football, and ran track. As a senior, he recorded 71 tackles, three sacks and nine interceptions and was named the Palm Beach 5A-1A football defensive player of the year. Elam was rated the fourth best high school football prospect of his class by ESPN and committed to play college football at Florida.
As a true freshman Elam played in all 13 of the Gators' games and made five starts, recording 11 tackles, three interceptions and four additional passes broken up and was named to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Freshman Team. Elam entered his sophomore season on the Jim Thorpe Award watchlist and was named preseason second-team All-SEC. On January 10, 2022, Elam declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 1+1⁄2 in
|4.39 s||1.55 s||2.57 s||4.21 s||6.98 s||37.5 in
The Buffalo Bills drafted Elam in the first round with the 23rd pick in the draft, trading up from 25th overall with the Baltimore Ravens to make the selection. Elam marks the fourth straight defensive player the Bills have selected with a first round pick, following Gregory Rousseau in 2021. He made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. He recorded his first professional interception in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Elam's father, Abram Elam, played college football at Kent State and in the NFL for seven seasons. His uncle, Matt Elam, also played football at Florida and was a first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.