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That Chris Houston ranked 12th overall for tackles by rookies.

Out of 58 tackles that 57 of them were SOLO.

He racked up 8 tackles in one game vs. Seattle and also against Carolina.

I'm sure we all know that he was top ten as far as speed goes in the draft.

Ok guys, I know none of this stuff is stellar but this stuff is not bad for a rookie that alot of people say there is no hope for.  He faced some tough guys this year and if anything we know the guy is super strong.  Better percentage of solo tackles than anyone in the league possibly.  Either way, this thread isn't meant to prove anything, or to say he is "DA FUTURE" but simply meant to point some strong points out on this guy.  He had great learning experiences last year and that will all show up in due time this year.  Have some faith and support our team.  Now let the ripping ensue.  :D

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Haha. Nice sig... :D

Anyway, I liked Chris Houston last season. I was stunned he fell as far in the draft as he did, because most people thought he'd be going in the latter part of the 1st round (say, to New Orleans).

He wasn't as consistent as most would have liked, but it was his first season - cut him some slack. With our new defensive system in place, I think he will be just fine as our #1 CB ... we just need to generate some more pass rush.

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3rd and short (3/24/2008)
He will be great if they can coach him to play the ball and stop turning his back when the ball is on it's way to the receiver.

He was in great position quite a few times last season but was facing the wrong way.

I think Coach will definitely show him some film of those times and I'm sure Chris is already well aware of that.  He will surprise alot of people this year

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DAVIES (3/24/2008)
It's easy to rack up solo tackles when the guy you're covering always catches the ball.

That's funny, that was the first thing I thought of.

Although I will say this.  The thought of Houston and J Williams as our two corners in a cover 2 really gets me excited.  Neither one of these two guys shy away from contact (like Hall) and IMO both will be good ball hawks in the cover two. 

What scares me is the lack of safeties that can cover half the field.

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Amen.

I think what some fans fail to grasp is that the most important position in the secondary in our new scheme is not cornerback, but safety.

I'm hoping Milloy and Coleman can get the job done this season. I still have faith in Lawyer for one or two more years. He played very well last season as weak as our Front Seven was.

But ... we need to find an eventual replacement for Milloy at SS, and unless Coach Smith think Daren Stone is the guy, I wouldn't be surprised to see pick up draft another safety on Day Two of the draft.

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virginiafalcon (3/24/2008)
Amen.

I think what some fans fail to grasp is that the most important position in the secondary in our new scheme is not cornerback, but safety.

I'm hoping Milloy and Coleman can get the job done this season. I still have faith in Lawyer for one or two more years. He played very well last season as weak as our Front Seven was.

But ... we need to find an eventual replacement for Milloy at SS, and unless Coach Smith think Daren Stone is the guy, I wouldn't be surprised to see pick up draft another safety on Day Two of the draft.

 

Is Zbikowksi SS of FS b/c I wouldn't mind him at all....he's all business

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DAVIES (3/24/2008)
It's easy to rack up solo tackles when the guy you're covering always catches the ball.

That's funny, that was the first thing I thought of.

Although I will say this.  The thought of Houston and J Williams as our two corners in a cover 2 really gets me excited.  Neither one of these two guys shy away from contact (like Hall) and IMO both will be good ball hawks in the cover two. 

What scares me is the lack of safeties that can cover half the field.

actually Houston does retreat alot when Ball carriers come at him.Hall would take out his legs.I do agree with u about Houston and Jimmy at corner though.
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Honestly I think we need to give Houston and Anderson a bit of a break.  I don't think they got very good coaching last year. That's not meant to be a jab at Emmitt. Everybody on the defense looked confused and out of sync. 

The last few games Houston played he was normally right on top of the receiver but just couldn't make a play.  Hopefully with experience he will get much better.

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Leodis McKelvin
# 34
CB - CB
Height: 5-11  Weight: 190
Senior
Previous Affiliations
 Ware County HS (Dan Ragle)
Hometown
 Waycross, Ga

Courtesy: Troy Athletics

Release: 07/06/2007

OUTLOOK: Returns for his senior season as one of the top cover corners and kick returners in the nation ...Has scored six career touchdowns, four on punt returns and one each on kickoff and interception returns...Has averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and 23.0 yards per kickoff return for his career...Is just 319 all-purpose yards shy of 3,000 for his career.

2006: In his first season as a regular cover corner, recorded 66 tackles on the year, including 56 solo stops, while starting all 13 games...Posted a career-high 11 tackles while covering one of the top receivers in the country against Rice in the New Orleans Bowl...Was credited with one tackle for loss during the season, had two forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries and seven pass breakups...His only interception of the year was a game-saver against Florida Atlantic...Saw limited action on offense as a receiver, but did not catch a pass...Continued in his role as one of the most dangerous kick and punt return men in college football...Finished the season with 27 kickoff returns for 634 yards, and average of 23.5 yards per return...Returned 28 punts for 314 yards and one touchdown, a 48-yard effort against Florida International...Was a second team All-Sun Belt selection and was named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week twice, for his performances against Louisiana Monroe and Florida International.

2005: Earned 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 Was 16th in the nation in punt return average and 24th in kickoff return average ... Tallied the Trojans only points against UAB with a 73 yard punt return for a touchdown ... Followed up two weeks later with a 100-yard kickoff return for a score against South Carolina ... Was named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week three times and earned Troy s Special Teams award four times ... Finished the year with 619 yards on just 24 kickoff returns ... Added 417 yards on 33 punt returns ... Was credited with 30 tackles on defense, including 26 solo stops ... Was credited with one sack, a fumble recovery and five pass breakups ... Blocked a kick against Florida Atlantic ... Also had a season-high six tackles and recovered a fumble in that game ... Had one rush attempts, for minus five yards, but was in for several offensive plays during the year ... Was selected as a finalist for the National Return Specialist of the Year.

2004: Saw action in all 12 games as a return man and reserve in the secondary ... Turned in the best game of his young career in the win over Utah State ... Had three tackles against the Aggies, but also had a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 61-yard kickoff return in his first game as the return man ... Was credited with three tackles at LSU ... Had five punt returns for 135 yards against Idaho, including a 60-yard return for a touchdown ... Had a career-high five tackles and returned his second punt for a touchdown in the win over Florida Atlantic ... Had another punt return that would have gone for a TD called back by a penalty ... Had an apparent punt return for a TD called back against UL-Lafayette because of a block in the back ... Had four punt returns for 63 yards and one kickoff return for 11 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Averaged 20.4 yards on seven kickoff returns against Northern Illinois in the Silicon Valley Classic ... Also had four punt returns for 26 yards against the Huskies ... Averaged 11.7 yards per punt return and 21.9 yards per kickoff return for the season.

PREP: Played cornerback for head coach Dan Ragle at Ware County High School ... Helped lead Ware to a 9-2 record, a regional title and a second-round AAAA playoff appearance in 2003 ... As a senior, recorded 51 tackles and recovered three fumbles ... Also intercepted six passes and broke up six passes ... Blocked two field goal attempts as a senior ... Honored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association as a first-team AAAA All-State player ... As a senior, was named defensive player of the year in the area as well as to the Georgia Times Union Super 11 team ... Participated in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game ... As a junior, recorded 60 tackles and six interceptions ... Also had eight receptions for over 300 yards ... Was a member of the Ware County basketball team.

PERSONAL: Full name is Leodis Anquane McKelvin ... Born on Sept. 1, 1985, in Waycross, Ga. ... Is the son of Lydia Brown ... Has two older brothers, Dexter (23) and Walter (24) ... Is a sport & fitness management major.

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles:6, vs. Florida Atlantic, 11/5/05
Solo:5, Twice
Assist:2, Twice
TFL:1, vs. Middle Tennessee, 11/26/05
PBU:2, at Arkansas State, 11/12/05
Interception:1, vs. Utah State, 10/2/04
Long Int. Return:71, vs. Utah State, 10/2/04
KO Returns:7, Twice
KO Return Yards:153, at Missouri, 9/17/05
Long KO Return:100, at South Carolina, 9/24/05
Punt Returns:5, Four times
Punt Return Yards:135, vs. Idaho, 10/30/04
Long Punt Return:73, vs. UAB, 9/10/05

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

YearG/GSUTATTotSckTFLQBHINTPBUFF/FR
200412/0134170-00-001-7110/0
200511/0264301-91-900-050/1
Total23/0398471-91-901-7160/1

CAREER RETURN STATISTICS

YearG/GSKORYDSLGTDAVGPRYDSLGTDAVG
200412/01532861021.92630464211.7
200511/024619100125.83341773112.6
Total23/039947100124.35972173312.2
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