5-foot-9, 194 pounds, CB
Cornerback Cre’von LeBlanc signed with the New England Patriots on Saturday night as an undrafted free agent.
The Glades Central graduate was a four-year contributor to Florida Atlantic’s offense. He earned second-team All-Conference USA status as a senior. He was named FAU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. LeBlanc spent the first three seasons with the Owls watching and learning from fellow cornerbacks D’Joun Smith and Keith Reaser, who have been chosen in the past two NFL drafts, respectively. LeBlanc picked off four passes in 2015.
Former FAU coach Carl Peline told NFL.com that LeBlanc‘s ability to cover receivers and help stop the run and blitz the quarterback make him very versatile. He made up for some some of the size disadvantages he had against bigger receivers with an aggressive style. He is good at getting his hands on receivers early in their routes to disrupt them. However, according to NFL.com, at the pro level his size will be a liability and he lacks the desired recovery speed to play on the outside. Scouts love his competitiveness and project him to cover slot receivers and return kicks.