2008 NFL (Mock) Draft, Vol. 5
The 2008 NFL Mock Drafts continue, in all their glorified speculation, and we’re here to keep you updated!
We came across 2 more mock drafts posted this week, with SI.com’s Don Banks forecasting the Ravens to pick Troy CB Leodis McKelvin, while CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has the Pats taking McKelvin at #7 and the Ravens going with Brian Brohm at #8.
Prisco thinks it is a “mistake” that Brohm is dropping on most boards, and calls him “the next Jim Kelly.” We take that to mean more that Brohm will be a smooth operator in the pocket and a whiz at running the no-huddle offense, as opposed to a bridesmaid in 4 consecutive Super Bowls. Still, Brohm is no longer seen as a top 10 pick by most experts, even factoring in what should be a strong performance at the combine. Add in the Ravens’ already crowded quarterback situation, and it seems unlikely that Brohm will land in B-More.
Let’s see what NFL Draft Scout (our usual go-to, Scouts, Inc. has no write up on him) has to say about Leodis McKelvin:
2007: All-Sun Belt Conference first-team choice…Started all twelve games at left cornerback, coming up with 60 tackles (50 solos), including 2.5 stops for losses of 6 yards…Caused three fumbles and recovered another, advancing that turnover 36 yards…Deflected nine passes and intercepted two others for minus 9 yards…Led the league and ranked fourth in the nation with 436 yards and three touch-downs on 25 punt returns (17.44 avg)…Finished third in the Sun Belt with 33 kickoff returns for a school season-record 765 yards (23.2 avg), topping his own mark of 634 yards in 2006…Led the team and ranked eighth in the conference with 1,228 all-purpose yards…Had 70 passes targeted into his territory, as the opposition caught 34 of those tosses (48.57%) for 407 yards (11.97-yard average per completion/5.81-yard average per attempt), no touchdowns and eleven first downs, as he prevented the receivers from getting to 25 throws while breaking up eleven others (nine deflections/two pass thefts)… Made fifteen of his plays on third-down and two more on fourth-down snaps…Turned the ball over once on three fumbles. First team All-Sun Belt honors as a return man by averaging 25.8 yards per kickoff return and 12.6 yards on punt returns in ‘05.
02/12/08 – All-Star Game Risers Team: CB Leodis McKelvin (
Cornerback would make a lot of sense for the Ravens at #8, and if Ozzie & Co. feel that McKelvin is the best one out there, they will probably snatch him up. The wild-card here is
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