UDFA Rashaan Melvin signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Rashaan Melvin signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

per Huskie Wire, former Northern Illinois Huskie CB Rashaan Melvin will find a new home with Tampa Bay.

Melvin has made a significant impact on the secondary for the past three years, a starter in both his junior and senior years.

As a senior he set the NIU single-season record for pass-breakups with 17 which puts him 2nd all-time at NIU with 35 throughout his career. He had 55 tackles last year with an impressive 39 solo.

It's extremely hard to judge cornerbacks because quarterbacks refuse to throw at them sometime, but Melvin is one of the best to ever come through NIU.

The former walk-on had his biggest year in 2011 with 78 tackles, 3 interceptions and 9 pass break-ups. The moniker "Melvin's Island" was formed out of how QB's really couldn't throw in his vicinity with any sort of success.

His top tools are both his ability to make a solo tackle and his awareness in the secondary. At 6'2" 193 he definitely has the chance to make an impact on an NFL roster.


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