John Kelly – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

John Kelly



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Tennessee 4 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'9 205 N/A 5'9 216 31 3/8 9 3/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
DNP 35 10'0 15 7.13 4.51


Kelly finished his career at Tennessee, where he played in 33 career games, had 327 rushes, for 1573 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, along with 43 receptions, for 350 receiving yards. He has good speed, he was a workhorse back for Tennessee, he has good vision, and is a tough runner. He is a tough nosed player, an offensive play maker, and a dynamic play maker. He makes defenders miss, he breaks tackles, and is hard to take down. He is also a tough, and physical back. He is also a difference maker on offense, and a good pass catching back. On the other hand, he is not the tallest running back, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Kelly as a late day 2, to early day 3 pick when it is all said and done.


Has good speed

Has been a workhorse

Has good vision

Is a tough runner

A tough nosed player

Makes defenders miss

Breaks tackles

Hard to take down

A tough and physical back

Has good instincts

An offensive play maker

A dynamic play maker

A difference maker on offense

Is a good pass catching back


Not the tallest RB

Career Stats:

Games Played: 33

Rushes: 327

Rushing Yards: 1573

Rushing Touchdowns: 15

Yards Per Carry: 4.8

Receptions: 43

Receiving Yards: 350

Receiving Touchdowns: 0

Yards Per Catch: 8.1