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How comfortable are you with the 49ers drafting QB Chad Kelly?

Time to figure out people’s confidence level with Chad Kelly.

The San Francisco 49ers have some options in front of them if they want to draft a quarterback. With the Cleveland Browns expected to select Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick, the 49ers could pick any quarterback they wanted at No. 2, if they were so inclined.

Of course, most of the quarterbacks in this year’s class are not going to be ranked that high. And it is entirely possible none of them will be at the top of the 49ers draft board when they go on the clock in just over two weeks.

Rather than do a traditional ranking of quarterbacks here, I thought it would be fun to try something different. Rather than have everyone rank the draft eligible QBs, I’d like people to vote on how high they would draft a given QB.

We started with Mitchell Trubisky (here), and then moved on to DeShaun Watson (here), Patrick Mahomes (here), DeShone Kizer (here), Davis Webb (here) and Brad Kaaya (here), and Nathan Peterman (here). I’m going to compile all of them together and then post rankings based on that.

Today, we wrap this up with Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly. The timing ends up working out well. The quarterback injured his wrist during his Pro Day throwing session and his agent said on Tuesday that Kelly had surgery on a ligament and will not be able to throw for three months. That means no throwing until after the offseason workout program has ended, and thus, nothing formal with the team until training camp. Does this drop him out of the draft entirely, if he was not already out?

I’ve attached a poll that includes all ten of the 49ers draft picks, plus an option for just not drafting him at all. You might just think he does not have what it takes and is not worth investing any draft capital. I did not include “trade up” or “trade down” so as to keep this fairly simple.

I don’t know how this polling will work out, but I wanted to try something a little bit different. With that in mind, what is the highest pick with which you would be comfortable drafting Chad Kelly?


What is the highest you would draft QB Chad Kelly?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    1st, #2
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    2nd, #34
    (17 votes)
  • 4%
    3rd, #66
    (41 votes)
  • 7%
    4th, #109
    (65 votes)
  • 8%
    4th, #143
    (73 votes)
  • 9%
    5th, #146
    (78 votes)
  • 8%
    5th, #161
    (70 votes)
  • 14%
    6th, #198
    (121 votes)
  • 9%
    6th, #202
    (84 votes)
  • 12%
    7th, #219
    (106 votes)
  • 20%
    Would not draft him
    (173 votes)
843 votes total Vote Now