Saturday, April 26, 2008

Leodis McKelvin Buffalo Bills

by Steve

Great pick by the Buffalo Bills front office. If the Bills took Devin Thomas I would have launched my tv and laptop through a window. He is still on the board at 23 and there is no wide receiver going any time soon. A cornerback bolsters a defense that has a weakness in the backfield. True a cornerback isn't a necesity in the Tampa 2 defense, but he is a better selection at eleven than Thomas.

Here is a story about him I did two days ago.

Height: 5-101/4 | Weight: 190 | 40-Time: 4.38

Official Bio

Very athletic...Has good size...Excellent timed speed with a burst to close...A solid tackler...Outstanding footwork...Great hands...Has fluid hips and is smooth in his transition...Natural man coverage skills...True playmaker who is a threat to take it the distance every time he gets his hands on the ball...Also a dynamic return man.

Relatively marginal instincts and anticipation...He doesn't have a lot of experience bumping at the line...Could do a better job in zone coverage...Too aggressive and plays a little out of control at times...Did not always play against elite competition.

Hails from the same college program that produced Osi Umenyiora and DeMarcus Ware...For his career he averaged 13.1 yards per punt return with 7 touchdowns and 23.7 yard per kick return with one touchdown...Named to several All-American teams after averaging 17.4 yards and with 3 TD's as a punt returner in '07...Draft stock soared as a senior and quietly emerged as one of the best prospects at his position..Has starting potential as a corner and should be a top-notch return man.

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