Broncos selected Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly with the No. 253 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
This year's Mr. Irrelevant, Kelly (6’2/224) arrived at Clemson as a top-five quarterback recruit only to tear his left ACL as a freshman and clash with coaches, resulting in his ouster from the program. Kelly paid his dues at JUCO, then started for two years at Ole Miss, posting a 50:21 TD-to-INT ratio, 63.9% completion rate, and 8.5 YPA across 22 games, adding 15 rushing scores. As a Rebel, Kelly encountered several more off-field issues and tore his right ACL last November, then underwent surgery on his throwing wrist before the draft. Kelly will redshirt his rookie season. Still an intriguing long-term prospect, Kelly has drawn Brett Favre comparisons for his elite arm talent, toughness, and playmaking ability. While very much a project, Kelly has starter upside if he can get his head on straight.