Photo of Dennis Kelly
Drafted By: Eagles
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Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Eagles grab a relatively unknown prospect in Kelly, but Howard Mudd is known for developing unheralded prospects into starters -- that makes this an intriguing selection.

Overview

At Purdue's pro day, Kelly ran the 40-yard dash in 5.33 and 5.41 seconds (he had a 1.82-second 10-yard split). He had a 27-inch vertical, 8-foot-8 broad jump, 4.91-second short shuttle and 7.73-second three-cone, and performed 30 strength lifts. Kelly is a two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention player.

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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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