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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 / 211 lbs.
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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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08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Taylor Kelly, Arizona State...Kelly, who has also been selected to the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Award Watch Lists, as well as nominated to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team??, is one of 50 student-athletes, 16 quarterbacks and 10 Pac-12 representatives on the preseason list. This is the second consecutive season a Sun Devil has earned Walter Camp preseason recognition following former defensive tackle Will Sutton in 2013.

Kelly enters the season with the second most career starts for a quarterback in the Pac-12 at 27 and is just the second Sun Devil in school history to have multiple seasons with 3,000-plus passing yards. He earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013 after he threw for 3,635 yards, the third most in a single season in school history, and moved into the top five on seven single-season school record lists, including passing yards, completions, total offense and points responsible for, among others. - Arizona State football

 

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