Chad Kelly
Projection
Round 4
Grade
B
6.50
Potential Starter

Chad Kelly

Quarterback
Ole Miss
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-1 1/2
  • Weight: 218
  • 40-Yard: 4.75
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Cocky and believes he can get the job done. Very good arm strength. Makes some outstanding throws. Is athletic and can extend and make plays with his feet. Accurate with good ball placement. Can make all necessary NFL throws. Quick delivery and quick decision-maker. Can drive the ball when he has to.

Weak Points

Suffered a serious knee injury (ACL, lateral meniscus) late in the season that could prevent him from being ready for training camp. Has some off-field issues, hot-headed and will make some poor decisions off the football field. Not as tall as some teams would like. Needs work on his mechanics (doesn't always set his feet before he throws). Played in a simple, half-field spread offense. Double transfer.

The Way We See It

One of the more interesting guys in this draft. Nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and has similar traits. His injury and medical will affect where and when he gets drafted. Could miss all or part of rookie season. Off-field issues are a problem but he is not a bad kid, just immature. Has very good talent and has the skill set to be a good NFL QB. Has to settle down and mature. Won't go as high as his talent level because of injury and off-field issues, but he could make some team very happy. There is a lot to like about him when you do enough work.