The Athletic’s Daniel Popper was effusive in his praise for the rookie running back, adding that Kelley has broken off several long runs against the first team defense. He has impressed with his speed to the edge, and while he is still working behind Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson, he has shown enough as both a runner and receiver to be a factor in the backfield. This is what head coach Anthony Lynn had to say “I believe Joshua is having an outstanding camp. He shows up every day with a smile on his face, works extremely hard. He’s made plays. I’ve thrown him in with the ones; he’s made plays. He’s in with the twos; he’s made plays. And he has shown a versatility. He can catch the ball out of the backfield well...”. Kelley appears set to open the season behind Justin Jackson, but once he masters the playbook he should be able to earn himself an expanded role behind Ekeler.