McKelvin is a possible top ten pick

Published 2:51 pm Monday, April 28, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
By the time you readthis Sunday morning, the first day of the NFL Draft will be nothing but a memory and in the books.
Those who were not selected in rounds one or two are still hoping that their name would be called to play on an NFL team on Sunday afternoons in the near future.
One of those names that probably didn't last long to be called on the list on the first day and in round one is fellow Troy Trojan alum Leodis McKelvin.
I have written about Leodis before, but since it is now draft time, I figured Leodis deserved recognition again.
According to draft guru Mel Kiper on ESPN and other gurus who put their predictions out there, Leodis is a possible top-10 pick.
That is pretty good for a non-BCS conference and for the Trojans.
Leodis is ranked as the No. 1 or No. 2 cornerback by all NFL teams in this year's draft.
I interviewed Leodis for an article in the game day football program one year and to know that I have possibly interviewed a top-10 pick in the NFL draft and a person who will play in the NFL is exciting to know.
Good luck Leodis in your draft experience and your future NFL experiences. I know you will represent Troy and Troy University in a fantastic way.
As I write this column on Friday, I can't wait to see how well Leodis did in the draft and to see how well and I hope he does well.
Oh yeah, remember the David Ortiz jersey I wrote about a couple of weeks ago that was burried at the new New York Yankees stadium that is being constructed? A Red Sox fan buried the jersey and the Yankees unearthed it after learning about it.
Well, the jersey was being auctioned off the other day and as of last offer I heard that was being bid for the jersey, $125,000 was the highest bid for the jersey. That was with one hour left in the bidding process.
Later that afternoon, I saw the jersey sold for over $175,000 and that the money was going to charity. Again, how hilarious has this whole situation turned out to be?
I just have one thing to say, well two: David Ortiz has been hitting better for me in my fantasy league team and the last thing I am going to say about this situation is…GO RED SOX!
I want to congratulate the T.R. Miller High School boy's tennis team on their come-from-behind win over Andalusia in the class 4A tennis sectionals.
Good luck to you as you advance to the state round this coming week.
On a different note, I want to wish all area teams the best of luck in their games this week and until Wednesday when we meet again, God bless.