Ryan Kelly
Projection
Round 2-3
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Ryan Kelly

Center
Alabama
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 311
  • 40-Yard: 5.03
  • Arm: 33 ⅝
  • Hand: 9 ⅝

Strong Points

A three-year starter at center. Makes all the line calls, strong leader. Alert and instinctive, reacts well to stunts. Plays with strength. Is able to get movement with run blocks. Shows he can make angle blocks, reach blocks; can block a man head up or get to the second level. Sets quickly in pass protection, good punch, quick hands, can mirror and anchor.

Weak Points

Won't be able to get much bigger than he is. Looks like 305 is the maximum. Lacks speed to consistently get to blocks in space.

The Way We See It

Kelly is a fifth-year senior and a three-year starter. He was the leader of the offensive line and makes all the calls. He is smart and alert and seldom misses seeing a stunt or a blitz. Has enough strength and power to gain ground in the run game and can get out to linebackers on combo blocks. He's a very consistent pass blocker who sets quickly, can use his hands, mirror and anchor. He should start early for a team with a need and while he won't be a pro bowl type, he will be a solid starter that a team can win with.