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FSU offensive lineman Derrick Kelly II taking his versatility to New Orleans Saints

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Trading garnet for black— keep the gold.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State offensive lineman Derrick Kelly II displayed the ability to play all over the place as a Seminole. After redshirting in 2014, Kelly (6’5, 320) played on the interior and exterior of the OL, starting 28 games from 2015-2018, with at least two in every season. Now he’ll see if his ability to play anywhere includes the Big Easy.

After not being selected in 2019’s NFL Draft, Kelly has signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. Kelly was a solid member of an awful FSU offensive line that was the worst of any power-five team in 2018. Still, he persevered and captured Florida State’s prestigious Bob Crenshaw Award, presented annually to the Seminole with the biggest heart.

Kelly’s arrival in New Orleans will give the ’Noles some offensive representation in New Orleans; the FSU defense is already well spoken for, as defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and cornerbacks Patrick Robinson and P.J. Williams are already on the Saints’ roster.

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