Kelly drafted 18th overall

Kelly drafted 18th overall

Ryan Kelly prepares to snap the ball during last week’s game against Wisconsin. CW | Layton Dudley

CW Staff

On Thursday, center Ryan Kelly was drafted 18th overall by the Indianapolis Colts. 

Despite numerous projections suggesting Alabama could see as many as three or four players selected in the first round Kelly was the only one selected this year. 

In 2015 Kelly led an Alabama offense that carried the football 642 times for 2,999 yards for 4.7 yards per carry and 33 touchdowns. He also helped quarterback Jake Coker find enough time to pass for 3,110 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Colts finished with an overall record last season of 8-8.