Draft Zone Spotlight: Rashaan Melvin, DB, Northern Illinois University
Rashaan Melvin has the size to be a first round pick, he plays extremely well at corner back and has the stats to prove he is worthy. So my question is WHY, is this 6’2 corner back getting over looked? Rashaan tallied 117 tackles, 13 pass breakups and five interceptions in three seasons with the Huskies. He is very physical and stays in the face of his competitors. They don’t have a section at Northern Illinois called “Melvin Island” for nothing, this kid is a shut down corner, and will definitely get looks from NFL teams. Keep an eye on this stud corner back, who walked on to NIU.
How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision?
Around 3 or 4 schools, but only scholarship offers came from D2 schools. I decided to go to NIU as a preferred walk-on, because I felt I belonged on a bigger stage and wanted to prove myself.
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