Chad Kelly

Mississippi Rebels, Quarterback

Scooba, MS2015 Recruit (3-Stars)

More On This Player

Sep 3, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) blocks USC Trojans linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) during the game at AT&T Stadium. Alabama defeats USC 52-6. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
It's possible that the SEC could set an all-time record for most players selected in the first round, but here are five names from the conference I feel are being overrated a bit ahead of draft weekend.
Oct 15, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA;  Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Austin Cantrell (44) runs after a catch in the fourth quarter against the Ole Miss Rebels at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 34-30. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
One offensive and one defensive player for each SEC team who could be surprises in the 2017 season.
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks to the press after the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Alabama Crimson Tide won 54-16. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Saban's next big support staff hire could be a former foe.
Jan 25, 2017; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Chad Kelly of Ole Miss (10) warms up with teammates during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
It's an uphill battle, but these SEC alumni can still make NFL rosters even though they were not invited to the NFL Combine.
Oct 22, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) throws against the LSU Tigers during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi 38-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
If anything, going back to college has hurt Chad Kelly's draft stock. On the field, he was essentially the same player. Off the field, the rumors of his maturation as a man appear to have been exaggerated.
Oct 29, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Ole Miss quarterback won't participate in the combine due to off-the-field issues.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) points as he gets ready to throw the ball against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The SEC looks to have signed a loaded quarterback class this spring. How does the 2017 squad compare to the past five quarterback classes?
Dec 30, 2016; Nashville , TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) passes the ball during the first half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
We look around the offensive huddles of the SEC for 2017, see which familiar faces from last year are gone, and try to guess how they might be replaced.
dobbs1
The 'Dak Prescott Effect' is a real thing. Here at the Senior Bowl, practically every team in the NFL is looking for the next Dak Prescott. Could it be Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs? We went to Mobile to find out.
Oct 8, 2016; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen yells during the second half of the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Auburn won 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
As it turns out, Dak Prescott was quite prepared to play within the confines of a pro-style system. He learned it while in Starkville playing for Mississippi State.