Kelvin McKnight, WR, Samford Bulldogs
Pro Day numbers
40-yard dash: 4.62
Vertical jump: 39.5″
Broad Jump: 120″
20-yard shuttle: 4.24
3-cone drill: 6.98
60-yard shuttle: 12.01
Key stats: 312 career receptions, 32 touchdowns, 4,121 yards, 700-plus return yards, 1 return TD
What he brings to the table
There was only one game on McKnight’s 2018 schedule where he didn’t rack up over 100 yards receiving, and it came against Kennesaw State where he caught just four passes for 24 yards.
Other than that, this guy was dominant and consistent throughout the season, including and especially against better competition. The video you see above is McKnight going up against a bunch of four- and five-star recruits at Florida State.
Against the Seminoles, he racked up 215 yards on 14 catches with two big-time scores.
This guy shows a lot of natural playmaking ability after the catch and has a way of making people miss without elite speed. He is explosive and excellent changing direction, giving him an edge before the catch as well.
Even for a smaller receiver, McKnight doesn’t seem to have an issue with body catches, though admittedly the samples available are smaller.
He can really go up and get the ball and plays much bigger than his listed size.
As with all young guys coming out of college, McKnight probably needs work expanding his route tree and really becoming advanced in the art of it. He seems like a guy who could make a number of big splash plays throughout camp and the preseason, though, and I love what the Broncos have going with Zach Azzanni coaching up this young WRs group.