Chad Kelly hits another road block on his way to the NFL.
Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is one of the most talented players at his position in this year’s NFL draft.
The only problem is that Kelly’s past off the field problems kept him from being invited to this year’s NFL scouting combine.
Kelly’s only chance to show NFL scouts his talents was at Monday’s Ole Miss pro day. But things didn’t end well for him.
Kelly had to end his pro day prematurely after suffering a a wrist injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com reported that it sounds like Kelly’s injury is “significant.”
"I’m told Chad Kelly was on the field with a large brace on his knee warming up for his passing workouts. Early into the workout, when Kelly had thrown about 10 passes, he walked off the field.Early reports have been sketchy but I’m told it’s a wrist injury to his throwing hand.Though yet to be confirmed, some I’ve spoken with tell me Kelly’s teammates have said it’s a significant injury."
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It looks like Kelly will get a do-over.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Kelly will hold his own pro day later this month before the draft.
Talk about cutting it close. Kelly’s pro day will be held five days before the 2017 NFL draft, which kicks off on Thursday April 27th and ends on April 29th.
Rapoport did mention that Kelly re-injured his wrist.
It sounds like Kelly was trying to display his skills at today’s pro day despite the fact that his wrist clearly wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
Hopefully Kelly can rehab his wrist as he prepares for another chance to show NFL teams his talent as a passer.
It wouldn’t hurt the Houston Texans to take a flyer on Kelly if he’s available in the seventh round or goes undrafted. He’s a talented player that could be an insurance policy in case the quarterback they draft within the first few rounds doesn’t work out.
The Washington Redskins were brilliant to take both Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins back in 2012 with RGIII now a first round bust.