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2011 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Jerrell Powe

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Jerrell Powe of Ole Miss runs through a drill during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Jerrell Powe of Ole Miss runs through a drill during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

Taken in the 6th round at the 199th overall pick, Jerrell Powe will join former Rebels Dexter McCluster, Kendrick Lewis, and Charlie Anderson in Kansas City. In KC's 3-4 defense, Jerrell will be play a situational role at the Nose Tackle position, something which I feel he is best suited for.

It is a bit disheartening to think about where Powe stood as an NFL prospect a few seasons ago - people wrote of him as one of the top NFL defensive line prospects - to a late sixth round pick in little over a year. I think a lot of this has to do with Jerrell's diminishing supporting cast over the past two seasons, and I also think a lot of this has to do with his lack of real development as a prospect. He's essentially a bigger, stronger version of his high school self. He pushes well, he's quick off of the line of scrimage, and he's an excellent bull rusher, but he's poor in pursuit, not great at using his hands to shed blocks, and does not move laterally very well.

Regardless though, we are very happy for Jerrell and Kansas City. Chiefs fans who may have stumbled upon this: you got yourself a good guy and a hard worker. Aside from his slip in NFL potential over the past couple of seasons, I have nothing negative to say about the guy. He endured all types of hardship just to make it to campus, and once he became a part of the team he was a practice warrior, a hard worker, and a great personality to have associated with the program.

Congratulations Jerrell. Hotty Toddy.