Chad Kelly   #6 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 216   Age: 25

Born: 3/26/1994 Buffalo , NY

College: Mississippi

Experience: 2nd season

High School: St. Joseph's HS [NY]; Red Lion HS [PA]; Collegiate Inst. [Buffalo, NY]









Draft 2017

Pick No.253

Selected By: Denver Broncos

Round: 7

Pick (Overall): 35 (253)

Pick Analysis: The nephew and godson of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been mercurial, at best, during his college career. He was a top five high school quarterback recruit from New York and four-time National Punt, Pass & Kick winner. Signing with Clemson, Kelly redshirted in 2012 and played in five games the following year (10-17, 58 yards) despite tearing his ACL in the spring game. He had multiple blow-ups with coaches at Clemson, which led to his release from the program in April 2014. Kelly then moved on to East Mississippi Community College, and he won a national title in his only season there. Ole Miss took a chance on Kelly, and stayed with him after an altercation with a restaurant bouncer in Buffalo where he threatened to "spray this place." The signing paid off in 2015, with Kelly earning second-team All-SEC nod (4,042 yards, 31 TD, 13 INT passing; 500 yards, 10 TD rushing)and the Sugar Bowl MVP while leading Ole Miss to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same year for the first time in school history. Kelly was named second-team All-SEC as a senior, as well, even though his career ended early due to a torn right ACL and lateral meniscus in November 2016 (306.4 passing yards/game, 19 TD, eight INT). He didn't stay out of the headlines in 2016, either, as he ran onto the field of a high school game in which his brother was playing because the young quarterback took a late hit out of bounds. Reports were that Kelly did not actually engage anyone in the melee but apologized for leaving the stands.


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  1. 2017 Mr. Irrelevant: Chad Kelly

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 06:49 p.m.

    The Denver Broncos select Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly in Round 7 with the No. 253 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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