Obi Melifonwu will showcase his skills Saturday in the Reece's Senior Bowl Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, home of the South Alabama Jaguars, in Mobile, Ala.
Melifonwu, of Grafton, Mass., is looking to work his way into the NFL draft's first round. Only two UConn players — Byron Jones in 2015, and Donald Brown in 2009 — have been selected in the first round.
The 2017 draft class is considered rich in defensive backs and Melifonwu, according to most analysis, remains projected as a second-round selection at best. One projection, by CBS Sports, has him falling to the fifth round.
In rankings on walterfootball.com, Melifonwu is rated as the fifth-best safety in the...