The Broncos might have just made by far the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant selection in AMERICAN FOOTBAL Draft history: Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. Here could get more NFL Coins.
Kelly had an up-and-down collegiate career to convey the least, but ended up hurling for 6, 800 yards and 50 touchdowns above two seasons in Oxford.
The nephew of Hall of Fame gunslinger Rick Kelly suffered a torn ACL in November this past season, and his throwing program at Ole Miss pro day was cut brief after he injured his / her wrist. He's also had off-the-field challenges.
Still, given his intriguing list of tools, it's easy to understand why a team was prepared to take a chance about him.
"So I've been attempting to say that invest out the medical and also the character, he's a first- or second-round quarterback everyday, " NFL Draft analyzer Mike Mayock said after Denver's selection of Kelly. "If you take their two tapes against The state of alabama, and put them facing Deshaun Watson's, they're every bit nearly as good. "
Kelly now joins a quarterback ensemble in the Mile High featuring many other seventh-rounder Trevor Siemian and presumed quarterback for the future Paxton Lynch.
For a guy who wanted to be drafted for the swag, there's no better solution to kick off his NFL career which has a parade, even if it's with regard to last overall selection notoriety.