Turning A Corner

The Jaguars appear to have a few tricks up their sleeves, find out who the team visited with this week and what they could do to make room for him.

The Jaguars have appeared to take a special interest in Troy State cornerback Leodis McKelvin, as they sent defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson to witness McKelvin's workout, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

McKelvin is a dual threat in which he is a fantastic corner and electrifying return man. The 5'10", 190 lb. Troy State Trojan is lean and muscular, and has the ability to put on an additional 10 lbs. of muscle without it affecting his 4.3 speed. McKelvin ran a 4.38 40 yard dash at the combine, and recorded a 38.5" vertical leap at his Pro Day last week.

McKelvin is a hard worker and was the team captain at Troy State, and isn't afraid to mix it up in run support. He isn't the most natural ball-hawk, but his physical abilities allow him to jump with larger receivers and he has great recovery speed. McKelvin's kick return abilities are such that he can make an immediate impact on the next level.

Any team in the NFL would certainly be interested in McKelvin's physical attributes, but why are the Jaguars? McKelvin is rated as the #1 or #2 cornerback in the draft, and most mocks have him going as early as the top 10, and no later than the top 15. The Jaguars currently sit at pick #26, and to move up approximately 10 or more spots in the first round would likely cost the team their second round pick and then some.

With the signing of Drayton Florence and the Jaguars interest in Leodis McKelvin, it would certainly seem to signal a move in the secondary, likely with Brian Williams. If not, the Jaguars would have a certain logjam at corner, as well as a large portion of their salary cap tied into one position group.


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