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CB Leodis McKelvin would be an Ozzie Newsome type of signing

McKelvin's release does not go against compensatory picks.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

former Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin brings speed and playmaking ability to the table. Why he is already 30, he has enjoyed success in the past, notably in 2013 where he posted over 70 tackles and 20 pass deflections under Mike Pettine. McKelvin can play on the outside, in the slot, and when big plays are needed, he could potentially excel.

With Janoris Jenkins and Sean Smith garnering most of the attention on the free agent market, Mcklevin should come cheaper then the average price. On top of that, he will not count against Ozzie Newsome's valued compensatory picks for the Baltimore Ravens since he was released, and not a free agent on an expiring contract.

He checks the needed boxes, even if he is coming of a season in which he saw his playing dip with the arrival of Ronald Darby.

Cornerback Kyle Arrington's lack of versatility for the Ravens during the 2015 season was his undoing, as even if he was considered a good slot corner, match-ups dictated by the offense often forced him to the outside where he was exposed.

McKelvin would prove to be a solid replacement, as he does not have those issues.