Chad Kelly – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Chad Kelly



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
QB Ole Miss 10 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 215 4.69 6'1* 228*

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle


Kelly was very productive, despite playing in only 27 career games between Ole Miss, and Clemson, where he had 513Êcompletions, for 6858 passing yards, and 50 passing touchdowns. He has good size, is very accurate, has a strong arm, has a good deep ball, and is a good passer on the bootleg, and while running. He also threads the needle so to speak, he fits the ball into tight spots nicely, and he makes good decisions on broken plays, or when there is no where to throw too. He is not very mobile, he does not have great speed, he only played in 27 career games, missed part of 2016 due to a torn ACL, and had off the field issues in the past, which led him to being kicked off the Clemson football team, and transferring to Ole Mis. With that said, I see Kelly as a day 3 pick, likely in the later rounds, mainly due to the potential he has.


Has good size

Has been very productive in the small amount of games he has played

Has a good TD-INT ratio

Very accurate

Has a strong arm

Has football in his blood as he is the nephew of former Bills HOF QB Jim Kelly

Has a good deep ball

Is good passer on the bootleg and running

Threads the needle so to speak and fits the ball into tight spots nicely

Has put up great passing yard numbers thus far

Makes good decision on broken plays or when there is no where to throw too


Has off the field issues with being kicked out of many schools before coming to Ole Miss

Not very mobile

Does not have great speed

Has not played much between 1 year at Clemson and 2 years at Ole Miss

Missed part of the 2016 season due to a torn ACL

Career Stats:

Games Played: 27

Completions: 513

Passing Yards: 6858

Passing Touchdowns/Interceptions: 50/22

Completion Percentage: 63.8