INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts held a press conference Friday afternoon to welcome their first round draft pick Ryan Kelly to the Circle City.
The Indianapolis Colts finally addressed the need to give quarterback Andrew Luck stability at center by choosing the Alabama offensive lineman.
“He was really our targeted player for months now,’’ general manager Ryan Grigson said. “We got our guy."
At the press conference, Kelly talked about the relationship Jeff Saturday had with Peyton Manning and he said he hopes to build a relationship like that with quarterback Andrew Luck.
Kelly is just the second center to be drafted by the Colts in the first round in franchise history.
In four seasons at Alabama, the 6’4″, 311 pound Kelly started 40 of 46 games. He won the Rimington Award as a senior, given to the nation’s top center, after an impeccable season: no holding penalties, no false starts and no sacks allowed.
Colts owner Jim Irsay sent his private jet to pick Kelly up for his first press conference in Indianapolis.