The Denver Broncos, with the final pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, selected Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly.
Mr. Irrelevant: QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 29, 2017
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
|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||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||Traded to 49ers|
|6||203||De'Angelo Henderson||RB||Coastal Carolina||Scouting Report||Video|
|7||Traded to Packers|
|7||Trade to Browns|
|7||253||Chad Kelly||QB||Ole Miss||Scouting Report||Video|
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