TEMPE, Ariz. -- Through seven games of his junior season, Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly has attempted nearly 100 more passes than he did as a sophomore. The added workload has boosted Kelly's numbers in some areas but challenged him in others.
Just over halfway through his second season as ASU's starter, Kelly feels he's taken big steps as a quarterback but admits he still has work to do.
"I feel a lot further along than I did last year," Kelly said. "I feel a lot more comfortable in the passing game and the offense."
ASU coach Todd Graham, too, believes his quarterback has progressed nicely amid the Sun Devils' 5-2 start.
"I don't think Taylor gets enough credit for the things he's done," Graham said this week.
That may be true. In a conference of quarterbacks, Kelly seems to have gotten a little lost behind the likes of Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Oregon State's Sean Mannion and UCLA's Brett Hundley. A closer look reveals he stacks up pretty well thus far.