Kyu Blu Kelly
Kyu Blu Kelly  CB  Stanford | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kyu Blu Kelly
Height
6-0
Weight
191
College
Stanford
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Las Vegas, NV
82.9/100
Player Rating
28
PositionRank (DB)
4.52
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
6
Tackles
35
Sol tackles
26

Kyu Blu Kelly CB Stanford | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kyu Blu Kelly CB Stanford
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.52 seconds (40%*)
Age: 22.9 DOB: 05/22/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 191 (42%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (78%*) Arm: 32 (64%*) Span: 76 5/8 (59%*)
Forty: 4.52 (C) (40%*) Shuttle: 4.35 (P) (12%*) Ten Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 36 (C) (49%*) Broad: 131 (C) (94%*)
Three Cone: 6.93 (P) (51%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.52 seconds (40%*)
Age: 22.9 DOB: 05/22/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 191 (42%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (78%*) Arm: 32 (64%*)
Span: 76 5/8 (59%*)
Forty: 4.52 (C) (40%*) Shuttle: 4.35 (P) (12%*)
10 Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 36 (C) (49%*) Broad: 131 (C) (94%*)
3 Cone: 6.93 (P) (51%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 82.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
78%
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QB Rating When targeted: 93.9
Tackling:
65%
Run Defense:
51%
Coverage:
74%
Zone:
73%
Man/Press:
73%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #130 Position rank: #28
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 2335
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #106 Pos Rank: #56 State Rank: #5
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Ovr Rank: #737 Pos Rank: #
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Baltimore Ravens Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 157 (BAL)
Draft Profile: Bio
Kyu Blu Kelly attended Bishop Gorman High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.870, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Kelly opted to join Stanford.

In 2019 as a freshman Kelly saw action in 12 games and played a total of 692 snaps at cornerback for the Cardinals. He recorded 34 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 6 stops. In coverage Kelly notched up 3 pass breakups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 90.6.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 5 games and logged 313 snaps for the Cardinals. He made 17 tackles, 2 assists, and had 5 stops. In coverage he totaled one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 134.1.

In 2021 as a junior Kelly played in 11 games and contributed on 729 snaps. He chalked up solid 54 tackles, 5 assists, and added 16 stops. In the secondary Kelly forced 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 87.8.

In 2022 as a senior Kelly saw action in 10 games while playing 601 snaps. He logged 32 tackles, 5 assists, and made 9 stops. In coverage Kelly had 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 98.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
  • Stays low in his backpedal and shows the click-and-close ability to break up plays in front of him. Kelly can move well laterally and shows excellent instincts when looking into the backfield in zone coverage.
  • He’s a willing and capable hitter in run support and closes fast to make plays against quick screens.
  • He’s a technician in press coverage, with a strong punch and the ability to reroute receivers.
  • Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. He has the quick and surprisingly powerful hands to jostle receivers early. But he’s at his best peeking into the backfield.
  • He has the straight-line speed to recover. His ball skills are tremendous, with good hands and the potential to take it to the house any time Kelly gets his hands on the ball.
  • His ball skills are very good. Kelly tracks the ball well downfield and has the hands and coordination to come away with interceptions even when he isn’t targeted often.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Susceptible to the big plays as a gambler at the catch point and as a catch-and-run victim. He’s also too reluctant to come up and make hits in run support, often focusing on the strip more than the tackle.
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as Kelly gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
  • Isn’t great in route recognition when he’s facing the action, is hesitant and susceptible to double moves, and too often gets unnecessarily handsy when playing trail position

Kyu Blu Kelly percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Kyu Blu Kelly (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
107.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
30.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.