Colts fans love to hate Pro Football Focus, but they might like PFF’s recent comments about center Ryan Kelly.
PFF recently provided an update on how all 31 first round draft picks have done so far through two preseason games, and Kelly earned very good reviews - in fact, he hasn’t had a single negative play yet!
Ryan Kelly has looked assured and capable from day one for the Colts, and has earned positive grades in both preseason games so far. In fact, he has yet to earn a negative grade on a single play in 40 snaps.
Kelly has been the first-team center for the Colts ever since he was drafted, and he’s been seeing a heavy workload as the Colts try to bring him up to speed quickly. He missed a few days of practice during training camp due to a shoulder injury but other than that has been healthy and working with Andrew Luck on the quarterback/center relationship. He has played in each of the team’s first two preseason games and has seen the second-most snaps of any starting offensive player (one less than Denzelle Good) as the Colts are clearly trying to get him as much work as possible while still trying to keep him healthy. He has done a good job, and even PFF has been impressed. Even if it’s just preseason, going 40 snaps to begin your career without a negative grade is certainly noteworthy, and there’s plenty of reason to like the pick (just like there was in May).