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Ole Miss QB attending Senior Bowl, but not participating

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Chad Kelly
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Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is attending the Senior Bowl this week, but not participating. Kelly is still rehabbing after a late-season ACL injury. Here is our interview with Kelly.

Chad Kelly

(6-2, 215) Ole Miss, Projected round: 3-4

Q: What do you offer an NFL team?

Kelly: I offer a great leader and a quarterback that is willing to do whatever it takes to win whether holding a clipboard or on the field producing.

Q: You are still rehabbing an ACL injury you sustained from week nine of your college season and aren’t playing in this game. What will this week do to help you?

Kelly: Just getting to know some of these guys who someday may be a teammate. I am also involved in all the QB meetings and get to ask as many questions as the ones here playing.

Q: You played in the SEC where it seems almost every week it’s a big game. How do you handle the pressure with a good opponent?

Kelly: First you have to breathe, you have to calm down because your blood pressure might be pumping. Everyone is going to look to you when things go bad, so you have to be calm. You have to stay focused and concentrate on what is on the field and stay locked in.

Q: What is the status on your injury?

Kelly: I try to stay focused on getting back to the game that I love. I am about two months out right now. I will be back and ready for pro day.

Q: If you were to describe your game to someone that had never seen you play, what would you tell them about your strengths?

Kelly: I have a great arm and leadership abilities. I am not afraid to take a hit and try to get some extra yards.


Barry Shuck is at the Senior Bowl this week gathering interviews and providing live coverage for Giants fans.

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