Jim Kelly receives overwhelming ovation at draft

Jim Kelly enjoyed an emotional moment at the NFL draft.
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By David Fox

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly delivered one of the most inspirational moments of the NFL Draft when he was the surprise guest picker on behalf of the Buffalo Bills in the second round.

A little more than a year ago, Kelly was fighting an aggressive return of oral cancer, originally diagnosed in June 2013. Through treatment, Kelly had part of his jaw and teeth removed, and tests in January cleared of cancer.

Kelly made his pick to a standing ovation in Chicago for one of the draft’s most touching moments. You can watch the video here.

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