Rodgers entered the NFL as a Falcons fifth-round pick in 2011 and he spent the last three years with the Buccaneers, so the Saints had plenty of opportunities to scout him before signing him to their roster.
Rodgers’s arrival meant the end of Kelley‘s brief stay with the team. Kelley signed with the team early last week, but was dropped from the roster to make room for Rodgers. He’ll join Kamara and Murray in the New Orleans backfield.
Derrius Guice is on IR, which means Kelley should get a decent amount of early-down work in this offense. He saw double-digit carries in three of his seven games last season.
Guice may be gone, but this is still a unit that ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing last season. Kelley was given an opportunity last year and did nothing with it. In fact, the satellite back Chris Thompson began taking his snaps. Washington could also opt to bring in competition. Kelley also provides nothing as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, failing to catch a pass in five of his seven games last season.
2018 Bottom Line
Kelley is not the RB to target in drafts this season, already failing multiple times to capitalize on opportunities in the past. He should be a hard pass, despite his reasonable ADP.