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2018 NFL Combine Results for Vol Players

John Kelly, Running Back

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Height: 5-10
Weight: 216 lbs
Arms: 31 3/8 inches
Hands: 9 3/8 inches
40 Time: N/A
Bench Press: 15 reps 
Vertical Jump: 35 inches
Broad Jump: 120 inches
3 Cone Drill: 7.13 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.51 seconds
Prospect Grade: 5.51 (chance to become NFL starter)

When it comes to tough runners, scouts think you won’t find a better pound-for-pound back in this class than John Kelly. They love his ability to gain yards after contact, his stiff arm, and his versatility as a pass catcher. Scouts also like his ability as a pass blocker.

Though Kelly is stout and effective, his size is a bit of a concern, and scouts aren’t convinced he could be an every down back because of his lack of true explosion and inability to consistently to escape tacklers around the edge. They also think he lacks creativity between the tackles.

Kelly has his drawbacks, but his positives outweigh the negatives according to scouts. He could be the first Vol drafted this year, but he’ll still likely be a Day 3 pick.

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