Star Florida football Cornerback Kaiir Elam Says Heartfelt Goodbye to Florida Gators
The decision we have all been waiting for has come, and it results in another high-tier Florida football player going to the draft. Star cornerback Kaiir Elam has made his decision and has declared to the 2022 NFL Draft, where he should be a first-round pick without a doubt. After 3 years with the Florida Gators, he has released a video via his Twitter stating that he will be moving on to the NFL. The video was full of heartfelt statements both to the Florida football program as well as fans of the team and showed his true passion for being part of the Gators franchise.
Quotes From Heartfelt Goodbye
As previously mentioned, there were quite a few sentimental statements made in this video prior to declaring, which choked up many Gators fans in the process. Here are some of the most interesting and emotional quotes:
“Making my decision to come here, I felt like the University of Florida was a no-brainer, honestly. Not even the tradition or anything. I just felt like in my heart I was making the best decision to come here.” ~Kaiir Elam
“These last three years have been nothing but a blessing. I wouldn’t trade this for the world, I wouldn’t trade this for nothing else. It taught be a lot of lessons. It taught me how to keep battling, how to take a lick and keep going.” ~Kaiir Elam
“I’ll forever be a Gator. I’ll forever be grateful for all the fans and all the people that stuck with us through the ups and downs. Being able to come back to the Swamp is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. Being a Gator is something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.” ~Kaiir Elam
What does this mean for Kaiir Elam?
Kaiir Elam decided to forego his senior season and declare for the draft while his draft stock is sky-high. While there is a conglomerate of other high-end cornerbacks in this class, Elam’s talent coming out of the Florida football program makes it so that he should still be one of the best corners in this class. This choice allows him to push harder than ever, and spend time preparing for the Combine if he chooses to attend, as well as prepare to play next year in the NFL. Elam was always seen as a leader for the defensive unit and stood up to the task of leading the Gators defensively, which is something all NFL coaches want in their players.
This was the right time for Elam to move on to the next level, and while it hurts the Florida Gators and their fans to see him go, it will be a blessing to see him in an NFL jersey come next season. Thank you Kaiir, from the Florida fanbase and from Hail Florida Hail, for your contributions to this team, and for moving on to represent this team at the next level!