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Denver Broncos select Mr. Irrelevant, quarterback Chad Kelly, with the final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft

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The Denver Broncos have drafted quarterback Chad Kelly with the 253rd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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The Denver Broncos, with the final pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, selected Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly.

With so many off-the-field issues, Chad Kelly saw his draft stock plummet. He’s got a huge arm and tons of talent, but the headcase aspect of his red flags is why he almost didn’t get drafted.

Pro Football Focus believes he has the talent to climb his way into a starting role, but he has some serious work to do to get there.

Kelly’s arm talent is comparable with the best in this year’s draft. His consistently makes drive throws with accuracy down the seams and to the intermediate part of the field. With a creative and QB-friendly passing scheme at Ole Miss, he operated at a very high level with many coverage defined reads. Kelly is at his best when he can work off of play-action or with timing and rhythm throws. The confidence in his arm is a double-edged sword, forcing many throws late in the down he should not attempt. Kelly can be an effective backup in the right system, but the off-field issues leave him to be a developmental QB with a chance to eventually climb his way up a depth chart.

2017 Broncos Draft Picks

Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
Round Pick Selection Position School Info Highlights
1 20 Garett Bolles OT Utah Scouting Report Video
2 51 DeMarcus Walker DE Florida State Scouting Report Video
3 82 Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Scouting Report Video
3 101 Brendan Langley CB Lamar Scouting Report Video
4 126 Traded to Browns
5 145 (from Browns) Jake Butt TE Michigan Scouting Report Video
5 172 (from Packers) Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia Scouting Report Video
5 177 Traded to 49ers
6 203 De'Angelo Henderson RB Coastal Carolina Scouting Report Video
7 238 Traded to Packers
7 252 Trade to Browns
7 253 Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss Scouting Report Video

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