Packers draft prospect: CB Leodis McKelvin

Many football experts feel that the Green Bay Packers will select a cornerback in the first or second rounds of April's NFL draft. Scout.com's Ed Thompson has the latest which team Leodis McKelvin will be meeting with on Thursday, and why the cornerback is expected to be selected in the first round of the draft.

As many as five cornerbacks could be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in April, with Troy State's Leodis McKelvin in the mix to be the very first one picked. Depending on who you talk to, McKelvin, South Florida's Mike Jenkins, Arizona's Antoine Cason, Tennessee State's Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Kansas' Aqib Talib are all mentioned as first-round worthy talent.

McKelvin also adds excitement to games with his return specialist skills and his 4.38-second 40 time that he showed off at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound speedster returned seven punts and one kickoff for touchdowns during his college career while averaging 13.1 yards on  punt returns and 23.7 yards on kickoff returns.

And on Wednesday night, McKelvin told Scout.com that he was preparing for a Thursday visit with the Buffalo Bills. Will he be meeting with the Green Bay Packers? We'll see, but the Bills also are expected to select a cornerback high in the draft. With the 11th pick overall, they'll certainly have a shot at McKelvin who is expected to come off the board within the first half of round one.

The pesky cornerback would provide the Bills with a quick-learning, confident defender who could claim a starter's role right out of the blocks this September. He has outstanding change of direction skills and times his leaps extremely well. An active tackler, McKelvin posted 148 stops during his college career and forced four fumbles.

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