After an impressive senior bowl, Leodis McKelvin improved his draft status. Out of little known Troy, McKelvin has great speed, and quickness, and has the ability to recover quickly when needed. It appears that he has the ability to eventually be a shut down corner.
The 5’11, 190lbs cornerback out of Troy looks to be the best player at his position in the draft. At Troy, in 25 starts Leodis made 173 tackles (145 solo), and also recorded a 9 yard sack. He was also responsible for five fumbles, 22 deflected passes and a blocked kick. McKelvin also added four interceptions. He also was a punt returner for Troy, returning 112 punts for a total of 1,471 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a kick returner gained over 2,300 yards and scored a touchdown.
McKelvin played his high school football at Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia. He was named to the first team of the Class 4A All State team. During his senior season he started as a left cornerback, leading his team to a 9-2 record, along with a regional championship, and advancement into the second round of the 4A playoffs. During that season McKelvin recorded 51 tackles, picked up three fumbles, intercepted six passes, while blocking two field goals. He also played basketball while in high school.
McKelvin’s hands are not top quality, so his interceptions haven’t been real high, but look for that to improve as he gains experience in the pros. McKelvin can cover any receiver out there, and will be a dynamite force for Buffalo.