One big name in this year’s draft class is Alabama center Ryan Kelly, who was an anchor on the Crimson Tide’s offensive line in 2015 en route to a national championship. A big fan of Kelly is NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who took to Twitter to say that Kelly has “all-pro talent.”
Alabama Center Ryan Kelly is one of the best interior OL prospects in the last 5 years. He has all-pro talent.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) February 9, 2016
There’s no doubt that Kelly’s tenure in Tuscaloosa was fantastic, as he took over as the starting center in 2013 and the rest is history. Blessed with tremendous size at 6-foot-5, 296 pounds, his protection was instrumental in Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry winning the Heisman Trophy this past season while also leading the nation in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
And the next step is for Kelly to hit the field at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in a couple of weeks. Barring a major meltdown during either drills or interviews, it’s all but a certainty that Kelly could very well be a first-round pick.
Be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Kelly’s path to the NFL.
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