Ryan Kelly   #78 C

Height: 6-4   Weight: 309   Age: 26

Born: 5/30/1993 West Chester , OH

College: Alabama

Experience: 4th season

High School: Lakota West HS [West Chester, OH]





Combine 2016


  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.59 secs
  • Bench Press26.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill7.58 secs
  • Broad Jump103.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash5.03 Secs


Heady player with tons of grit and fight. Shows the toughness to scrap it out against nose guards in an odd front. Fluid mover in space with knee bend and athletic hips. Explodes into down blocks with low pads and decent bend. Looks to latch and lift with hip snap. Rarely penalized over the last two seasons. Diligent off the snap in race to the spot before engaging on reach blocks. Will keep working feet and hips in order to secure and maintain position. Uses good hand placement and hand strength. Battles to stay glued to his block. Block finisher who looks to dole out punishment on double team blocks. Didn't just secure blocks, helped to blow holes open for Crimson Tide rush game. Handles twists well in pass rush and able to maintain pocket depth against bull­rush. Comes with a pedigree of success and mental toughness. Undisputed leader of a physical, well-­oiled machine up front.


Might need to add some beef to his frame. At times, gets overly­ committed to his secure block and fails to see a downhill linebacker dart in behind him. Needs to work on timing of combo blocks. Occasionally drops head into run block and loses sight of target. Won his share of reps at Alabama with toughness over pure talent or power. Much better drive blocker on an angle. Doesn't generate nearly as much push when heads­ up. Could have some issues matching up against more gifted interior players with mass. Shows tendency on zone plays to use wide angles up to linebacker opening up the inside. Plays a little upright on second level climb causing some balance issues at contact.