As reported by Scout.com earlier this week, draft prospect Leodis McKelvin visited with the Buffalo Bills Friday.
The 5-foot-10, 190 lb. cornerback out of Troy is widely considered the safest pick in a top-heavy CB draft class, which includes Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Mike Jenkins and Aqib Talib.
In his senior season at Troy, McKelvin had 50 tackles, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups. At the Combine, he ran a sizzling 4.38 in the 40 (eighth amongst cornerbacks), and had a 4.10 in the 20-yard shuttle (fourth).
McKelvin is the best change-of-direction corner in the class - he doesn't slow down in dropback cuts/hip movements. McKelvin is fluid and athletic with physical, man-up cover skills. He doesn't have Rodgers-Cromartie's nose for the ball, but is a more polished overall cornerback.
Not that Buffalo needs one, but McKelvin is also a lethal returner. With Terrence McGee (kicks) and Roscoe Parrish (punts), the Bills have one of the best duos in the league. Nonetheless, McKelvin would be a handy wild card on special teams. In college, he amassed 3,909 all-purpose yards - third-most in Sun Belt Conference history. McKelvin returned seven punts and one kick for eight total touchdowns, which tied a Division I-A record.
Chances are, McKelvin will not be available when Buffalo picks at No. 11. New England (No. 7), Baltimore (No. 8) and New Orleans (No. 10) could all select a cornerback. Still, with Rodgers-Cromartie's stock soaring, McKelvin may may slip.p>
And it'd be awfully difficult for Buffalo to pass him up, even with its major need at wide receiver.