Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly’s collegiate football career was a wild ride. After attending three different schools and various run-in’s with the law, Kelly’s on the field talents were undeniable. He appeared on his way to a huge payday in the NFL draft, but after tearing his ACL he was forced to watch much of those prospects disappear.
Kelly is hoping to be well enough by the NFL Combine or his Pro Day to be able to throw for NFL scouts.
Currently graded as a sixth or seventh round pick, if Kelly is able to prove he is healthy and capable as ever before, that number will improve. Taken that late in the draft, he will face an uphill climb to stay on the depth chart, let alone compete for a starting spot.
Because of his injury, he is not an active participant at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Alabama. He accepted his invitation before his injury, though, and has still decided to attend. He has been using the event as an opportunity to talk to the press and answer any questions that might be lingering about his legal troubles in the past.
Seth Russell & Chad Kelly out w/ injury and just here for interviews, but Russell weighed in (6-2 7/8, 203) while Kelly did not.#seniorbowl
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 24, 2017
“You’ve got to be honest, of course, but you’ve got to admit to what you did and you’ve got to try to convince them that you’ve learned from those mistakes and that you’re not going to make them again.”
Learning from mistakes is good, being healthy enough to prove that even matters is better. Kelly has proven in the past that he posses an indomitable spirit, he’ll have to prove it again if he wants to make a go in the NFL.
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