The Rams have bolstered their running backs room, adding in Tennessee's John Kelly with the second pick in the sixth round. Los Angeles received the No. 176 overall pick in a trade with the Giants for middle linebacker Alec Ogletree.
Kelly joins a running backs core that features the reigning AP Offensive Player of the Year, Todd Gurley, along with Malcolm Brown and Justin Davis. He becomes the first offensive skill player to be drafted by the Rams in 2018.
The Tennessee product burst onto the scene last season, taking over for the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year, Alvin Kamara. His breakout performance came against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game where he recorded 128 rushing yards and an impressive four touchdowns.
From that point on, Kelly finished his junior campaign with a team-leading 831 yards and nine touchdowns on 189 carries. He also posted 299 yards on 37 receptions, averaging 8.1 yards per catch.
Overall, Kelly is dynamic running back who brings solid pass-catching abilities with him to Los Angeles. At 5-foot-10 and 216 pounds, he is also a tough runner with the power to gain additional yardage by bursting through and between tackles.
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Credit: AP Photos and University of Tennessee