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Aaron Kelly Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: ACC
School: Clemson Tigers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #80
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 190 lbs.

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.49
Bench press11
Vertical jump38.0

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Aaron Kelly, WR, Clemson

Aaron Kelly has been quietly putting up great numbers at Clemson. As a freshman he tallied 575 receiving yards on 47 catches, ranking ninth in Atlantic Coast Conference history in total receiving yards by a freshman. By his junior campaign, the wideout was the team's top receiver when he caught 88 passes for 1,081 yards and 11 touchdowns. Heading into the 2008 season, Kelly needs just three touchdowns to break Clemson's 57-year-old record for career receiving touchdowns. At 6-5 and 190 pounds, Kelly is a tall and thin wide receiver. Do not let the thin part fool you, Kelly is extremely tough and is not afraid to be physical. Even when he can be outmatched by a cornerback, Kelly uses his body very well to shield off defenders. He will likely not be a number one receiver in the NFL, but he could emerge as great secondary option. NFL teams will love his size, tenacity and route running skills. Kelly may need to add a few pounds, but otherwise he has everything he needs to be a quality receiver in the league right now. If he has another season like he did in 2007 in 2008, Kelly could be a second round selection. 10/6 Update: Clemson is off to an extremely disappointing start. The team was ranked in the top ten before the season started and huge things were expected from the offense. It is not all Kelly's fault, but the passing game has faltered and that has left Kelly with just 253 receiving yards through the first five games. For a player who reached the end zone 11 times a year ago, the bigger story is his zero touchdown receptions. There is time for the Tigers to turn their season around, but so far Kelly, and the Clemson offense, has not made a good impression. 12/25 Update: The offense did not get much better, but at least Clemson sort of turned things around and at least ended up in a bowl game. Kelly was the team's top receiver and averaged 54 receiving yards per contest. He also tied for the team lead in touchdown receptions with three. The offense had a ton of issues, but Kelly is still a tall, quick receiver who will have something to prove at the combine. 3/24 Update: Kelly did not do too much to help out his draft stock during the NFL Combine. Somebody will take a chance on his size in the later rounds, but he could end up not being drafted at all. Even if he is not drafted, Kelly has the size and the skills to develop into a decent receiver who can make an impact on many teams.

Last Updated Mar-24-2009 by Joel Welser

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