Alabama's Ryan Kelly named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Alabama center Ryan Kelly. (

The comparison's have begun for Alabama's Ryan Kelly.

The player expected to be the Tide's new center has been named to the Rimington Trophy watch list. The honor goes to the best center in college football and last year that was then-Alabama center Barrett Jones.

Jones was a fourth round draft pick of the NFL's St. Louis Rams in last April's draft.

Kelly appeared in ten games as a back-up in 2013 and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

There are 44 players on the Rimington Trophy watch list, including nine from the SEC.

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