Three-year starter named Third Team All-ACC as a senior, making 92 tackles (4.5 for loss) with a sack and three forced fumbles in 2016. Posted 107 tackles (12 for loss) in 2015 with 3.5 sacks, earning Second team All-ACC honors. Made 87 tackles (seven for loss) and recorded six sacks as a sophomore in 2014.
Tough, run-defending linebacker best as a two-down player. Remains disciplined with assignments, fires up the field filling gaps in run defense and shows a good head for the ball. Quick to diagnose, flows well to the action and shows lateral speed in pursuit. Hard-hitting, drives through tackles and gives effort. Plays faster than his 40 time.
Struggles moving in reverse and really fits best in the box or up the field. Lacks bulk, gets caught up in the wash and is handled by blocks.
Kelsey is a terrific run defender and a tackling machine with size and athletic limitations.