Arie Kouandijo. Austin Shepherd. Cyrus Kouandjio. Chance Warmack. D.J. Fluker. And now, Ryan Kelly.
The recent string of drafted offensive linemen from the Alabama Crimson Tide has just lengthened further as the Indianapolis Colts have just selected Tide center Ryan Kelly with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kelly is the first Tide player off the board with many more to come as Reggie Ragland, A'Shawn Robinson, and Derrick Henry among others await to hear their names called. Kelly should be a solid addition in the trenches for his new team and hopefully follow in the footsteps of many quality linemen before him.
Best of luck to Ryan Kelly going forward with his new team!