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Jonathan "j.j." Mckelvey

WR | (6-3, 210, 4.55) | Clemson
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track in high school. Enrolled in 1998 as a 175-pound linebacker who could not bench-press his body weight, and he did not play. Special-teams player who saw action in two games on defense in '99. Moved to wide receiver in spring of 2000 and caught three passes for 90 yards in 12 games. Started seven games in '01, catching 28-392 and four touchdowns, including a 63-yard score that sent the Georgia Tech game into overtime. In '02, McKelvey officially started just once but played more than some starters and had a career-best 50 catches for a team-leading 752 yards with four touchdowns in Clemson's spread offense.

Positives: Big, physical receiver who has excellent size that he uses to outreach and outjump defenders. Can fight through the jam, catch in traffic and break tackles after the catch. Has quick and naturally soft hands, very good hand-eye coordination and very good ball skills. Deceptive. Is not fast but can get deep because of his long strides and the way he builds speed as he goes.

Negatives: Lacks initial quickness as well as quickness into and out of his breaks. Is not sudden. Has a hard time getting open quickly and getting separation when he is being guarded man-on-man.

Summary: Big, possession receiver who must show he can get open on the next level. Is much better versus zone than man.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.