Former Arizona State Sun Devil will at least get a look from the NFL
He didn’t get drafted. He didn’t even get picked up as an undrafted free agent, however Taylor Kelly, former Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback, will still get a chance to show his stuff to an NFL team. The Arizona Cardinals are going to give him a tryout this weekend during rookie mini-camp.
Kelly injured his foot at Colorado in the 2014 season and basically derailed what was shaping up to be a great season for the Sun Devils. He was considered to have a shot at the Heisman Trophy early in the 2014 season.
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Kelly’s shortened season saw him complete 165 passes for 2,114 yards and 22 touchdowns. Kelly had five interceptions in his 278 passes thrown. In 2013 he threw for 3,635 yards and 28 touchdowns but threw 12 interceptions.
The likely bet is he won’t catch on with the Cardinals. Even with a 90-man roster in the offseason, the Cardinals already have four quarterbacks on the roster with Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Chandler Hornish, and Logan Thomas. Plus they are rumored to be bringing in quarterback Phillip Sims from Winston Salem-State this weekend as well.
What this can do for Kelly though is allow him to get NFL eyes on him while he doesn’t need to travel far from north Tempe to south Tempe. If he can produce enough plays to have a long look, maybe someone else can pick him up for camp later on. In this league you never know.
Good luck to Kelly and the rest of the players either picked up as an undrafted free agent or being given a tryout this weekend. It will be fun to see what Kelly is able to accomplish.