Kelly was a consensus All-American in 2015 and following two collegiate seasons in which he did not allow a sack, he was widely projected to be a first-round pick in this year’s draft. Last week, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reported prior to the draft that Kelly had a chance of going in the top twenty and his floor was believed to be No. 21 where Washington was picking. The Colts did not want to bypass the chance to grab the draft’s best center and pounced on the Alabama product at No. 18.
According to his slot, Kelly will receive a four-year, $10.45MM deal with a $5.8MM signing bonus. Kelly now becomes the second first-round pick from this year’s draft to agree to terms with his team. On Wednesday morning, safety Keanu Neal inked his deal with the Falcons.
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