He savored the opportunity to market himself to Chargers scouts in Indianapolis.
"It's been going good," said Kelly from Indy. "They are definitely been taking up our time, doing a lot of the medical stuff. It's been good so far."
Kelly's biggest accomplishment at the Combine was his time on the track. His goal was to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.4 range and he succeeded, being clocked at an impressive 4.49 seconds.
He has great size and uses it well, shielding the ball from his opponents. He is able to catch the ball at its highest point and is a proficient punt and kick returner, too.
WR Aaron Kelly
"[My goal is] just to impress some people, impress one team, I guess," he said. "It only takes one to draft you, so hopefully someone will fall in love with me."
Kelly earned ACC honors at Clemson. He posted his most impressive numbers as a junior, when he led the ACC with 11 TD receptions and averaged 83.2 receiving yards per game. He tacked on 67 catches for 722 yards and four touchdowns as a senior.
"I played football in the ACC a long time and it's definitely a great accomplishment. I haven't really had time to really think about that a lot," he said. "I've been doing a lot of training, getting ready for [the draft]."
While his performance was not very consistent from one season to the next in college, he did rack up notable numbers over his four-year career. In 51 games, he had 232 receptions for 2,733 yards and 20 TDs.
Kelly looks up to New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress and others in the NFL that are successful and have a similar build to him. He looks to them as a guide to what he can accomplish in the future.
"I watch the way he plays," said Kelly of Burress. "I think we have the same type of body-type. He's definitely a player I have watched. Randy Moss, tall receivers, guys that are kind of big and have the same frame that I do."
The Chargers may make a play for Kelly in the third or fourth round. Four of the team's receivers -- Vincent Jackson, Chris Chambers, Malcom Floyd and Kassim Osgood -- are entering contract years. The fifth wide-out, Buster Davis, has struggled.
Kelly believes he is the type of player who can adapt to any offense.
"I think I have a great skill-set," he said. "I think I can play in any kind of scheme. I am just excited to get a chance to play."
Kelly has demonstrated his talent and ability to use his height to his full advantage. He thinks he has what it takes to be an offensive force and an asset to any team.
"[The team that drafts me] will get a play-maker, someone that will make plays," he said. "Someone that will attack the ball, go get it."