Video: Chad Kelly becomes 2017 NFL Draft's 'Mr. Irrelevant'
The NFL Draft began with former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett being selected No. 1 overall, and it ends with a player who Garrett competed against in the SEC.
Chad Kelly, the former Ole Miss quarterback who led the SEC in passing yards per game over the last two seasons, was selected with the final pick of the draft by the Denver Broncos. As has become tradition with the 253rd pick in the draft, Kelly earns the moniker of “Mr. Irrelevant.”
Chad Kelly Drafted by the Denver Broncos (7th Round #253). pic.twitter.com/VgTceIJsYy
— Land Shark Nation™ (@LandSharkNation) April 29, 2017
The nephew of NFL legend Jim Kelly, he will have the opportunity to work for another former quarterback legend in John Elway in Denver. It’s not all bad, however. Not only does Kelly get the honor of saying he was drafted, but he will get to enjoy Irrelevant Week, which annually honors the final pick in each draft.
Prior to the selection, Kelly made headlines after ESPN’s broadcast showed him slouched down on his couch while watching the NFL Draft.
Let's go live to Chad Kelly pic.twitter.com/rs9n05Uul5
— Busted College (@BustedCollege) April 29, 2017
Suffice it to say that Chad Kelly has had a very interesting couple of hours. The former Rebels quarterback is talented enough to succeed in the NFL, but off-field problems and injuries pushed him down many team’s draft boards. When healthy, he will be an interesting player to watch.