The Cardinals took Troy cornerback Jorrick Calvin in the sixth round, necessary after the Cards dealt Bryant McFadden earlier today. At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Calvin ran a 4.64 and 4.46 40s at his pro day. The negative? He didn’t play as a senior after being ruled ineligible, because Troy administrators figured out he had run out of eligibility after starting his college career at Northwestern State in 2005 and then going to community college. An interesting choice, although he was a starter for Troy before that (two interceptions in 2008) and was on the radar of NFL teams.
UPDATE: Calvin said he was academically ineligible because, after a “couple of deaths” in his family in the spring of 2009, he failed to inform one of his teachers he would be missing some classes and he ended up with a failing grade. That put him below the 24 credit hours for the year he needed to play. “I’ve had problems in my past, but I have come to realize there is more in life to worry about than bull,” he said.
Calvin said he spent the football season with the team and lifted weights. “I just couldn’t play on Saturdays,” he said. Calvin added he wasn’t worried about rust. “Once an athlete, always an athlete,” he said.
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