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John Kelly Jr. | 41

RB | Tennessee | Cleveland Browns
Ht: 5097 / 5' 10" | Wt: 208 | Upd: 03/10/2023


Birth Date: 10/04/1996
Age: 26
Original Team: LAR
NFL Entry: 18 06 176
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: SF20
Team History: LAR CLE

Player History

06/18 LAR D/C signed
08/19 LAR waived
09/19 LAR P/SQ 1-6
10/19 LAR activated 6
11/19 LAR waived
11/19 LAR P/SQ 12-17
12/19 LAR activated 17
09/20 LAR waived
09/20 CLE P/SQ 1-19
01/21 CLE FA for 21
08/21 CLE waived
09/21 CLE P/SQ 0-5
10/21 CLE activated 6
11/21 CLE Covid-19
11/21 CLE activated 10
11/21 CLE waived
11/21 CLE P/SQ 11-14
12/21 CLE activated 15
12/21 CLE P/SQ 15-16
12/21 CLE PS/INJ 16-18
01/22 CLE FA for 22
08/22 CLE waived
09/22 CLE P/SQ 0-17
12/22 CLE activated 17
01/23 CLE P/SQ 17-18
01/23 CLE FA for 23

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN KELLY: Tennessee, 5097 216 4.62. Junior entry from Detroit, MI. One-year starter and a two-year contributor who made his name known along with Alvin Kamara in 2016. With Kamara on that 2016 squad, it was Kelly who led the team in rushing with 630 yards and a 6.4 average. Last fall he led the team in rushing again with 778 yards but also showed top tier receiving skills, tying for the team lead in receptions with 37. He is very good at absorbing contact, staying upright, and moving forward. Lacks some size and power, but he is a tough runner who understands the physical side of the game. Doesn’t shy away from contact. Excellent vision between the tackles. Can see the cutback lanes instantly and won’t hesitate to alter his running lane. Very savvy and smart with the ball in his hands. Has a natural catch-to-tuck motion on the move and makes plays all over the route tree. Does show a little stiffness in his lower body when moving laterally. Seems to have a hard time adjusting his weight on the full-move and a lot of the missed tackles he created in college simply won’t happen against NFL defenders. Also has some work to do as a blocker, as he doesn’t sustain contact after the initial blow. Has a couple of off field concerns that need to be looked into as well. 2017 stats: 778 yds, 4.1 ypc, 9 TD, 37 rec, 299 yds, 8.1 ypr. Did not run at Combine, his choice. Fifth/sixth round. (A-31 3/8, H-9 3/8, BP-15, SS-4.51).