Buffalo Bills CB Competition pt 3

Nov 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin (21) breaks up a pass to Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery (11) during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

In our third installment of the CB/DB competition that we are breaking down, we will begin part 3 with a look at the most veteran CB that the Buffalo Bills have on their roster and right now the slated number 2 CB on the tea, Leodis McKelvin.

Leodis McKelvin, like Stephon Gilmore was drafted by the Bills in the first round but 1 spot later at number 11 6 years ago.  McKelvin has never started all of the games in a year since coming into the league in 2008.  He has, however, was able to play in all of the games during the 2008, 2010 and 2011 years.  He has a total of 165 tackles and 28 pass deflections with 6 interceptions.  McKelvin is not a great corner but one that can fill a hole for a temporary spot.  I see him as a good nickle or dime corner back for the Bills this year.  He is not the fastest guy on the field but does have covering skills.

Jonathan Meeks is a rookie coming out of Clemson and was drafted by the Bills at the 143rd spot in this years draft.  Meeks played SS at Clemson so look for him to compete for one of those spots.  Meeks ran a 4.49 40 and was able to round up 62 tackles and 2 interceptions while at Clemson.

Nickell Robey is a rookie coming out of USC and signed with the Buffalo Bills as one of the 14 undrafted free agents this year.  Robey is ranked 22nd out of 216 CBs in this years draft.  He is slightly faster than Meeks running a 40 yd dash at 4.47.  He is able to get to the ball quickly and has good hands, ball skills  and footwork.

These three guys all provide the Bills with options if they perform up to their potential.  I believe McKelvin makes the team but Meeks and Robey have a great shot as well.

 

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