ORCHARD PARK NY - DECEMBER 12: Leodis McKelvin #28 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates making an interception against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The No. 11 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin flashed playmaking ability as a rookie. In two seasons since that point - one of which was cut short by an ankle injury - McKelvin has been good at times, bad at others, and is nowhere near being the top-flight corner many expected him to be coming out of Troy.
Chan Gailey, who obviously touched on a lot of topics yesterday in several different interviews from the 2011 NFL Combine, made it pretty clear exactly where he stands regarding McKelvin. Per The Buffalo News:
"I felt like he left something on the table," Gailey said of McKelvin. "And I had this conversation with him. There were times he was banged up a little bit but I think he has the capablilty to be an extremely good corner in this league. And I hope he’ll commit to what he needs to commit to in the offseason to get better."
Buffalo has two corners, Drayton Florence and Ashton Youboty, on the cusp of free agency. A third, Terrence McGee, has long been a durability concern. With Gailey now questioning McKelvin's commitment, cornerback might be a higher priority for the Bills - even if just from a depth perspective - than any of us anticipated.