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2015 NFL DRAFT

Taylor Kelly, QB

School: Arizona State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Eagle, ID
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 210 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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315187-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: When he steps into his throws, Kelly can deliver passes with impressive velocity. Shows cood touch on intermediate and deep passes, despite inconsistency in trajectory.

WEAKNESSES: Kelly has a slim build, especially in his lower half, which will raise concerns about his ability to stand up to pressure in the NFL, despite the fact that he's proven durable throughout his collegiate career. He has a quick set-up and release but is allowed to simply flick passes without stepping into them based on the quick tempo of this read-option attack.

Kelly's ball placement, especially on intermediate and deep passes with low trajectory, is inconsistent.

Rob Rang (7/15/14)

Player Overview

Athletic, instinctive and a gifted passer, Kelly has emerged as one of college football's better dual-threat quarterbacks as a perfect match in coach Todd Graham's spread-option attack. In a conference boasting several next-level passers, Kelly earned Second Team All-Pac-12 accolades a season ago, finishing behind only Oregon's Marcus Mariota.

Kelly completed a school record 67.1% of his passes in 2013 for 3,635 yards and 28 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions. Excluding sacks, he also ran for another 823 yards and scored nine touchdowns on the ground -- numbers that made him a dark horse Heisman candidate for much of the year and a potentially intriguing prospect as NFL teams are increasingly on the lookout for dual-threat passers.

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10/28/2014 - Taylor Kelly threw two touchdown passes after missing more than a month with a foot injury, the second a 7-yarder to Gary Chambers with 3 minutes left in Arizona State's victory over Washington. Playing in strong swirling wind with waves of heavy rain blowing in sideways, the guys from the desert managed the difficult conditions for their ninth straight win over Washington. Arizona State (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) remained in control of the race in the Pac-12 South and set up a huge matchup with Utah next week in Tempe. Kelly threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jaelen Strong in the first half, but was at his best on Arizona State's final drive. On second-and-goal, Kelly got his pass off as he was being pulled down by Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha. Chambers made the adjustment on the throw and hauled in his only catch of the night for the go-ahead points.

Armand Perry returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown with 52 seconds left when Washington's Troy Williams attempted a desperation throw on fourth-and-25. It was the second interception throw by Williams, making his first start after Cyler Miles suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter last week against Oregon. Washington (5-3, 1-3) suffered its second straight loss to a ranked opponent. It's the first time a Chris Petersen-coached team has lost consecutive games since the end of the 2007 season when Boise State lost at Hawaii and then to East Carolina in the bowl game. - AP Sports

 

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