With the 199th pick (known as the Tom Brady pick) in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected DT Jerrell Powe from Mississippi.
Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 41 to Powe and ranked him as the 19th DT.
You can check out his school profile here.
Scott Pioli certainly got his money’s worth with this compensatory pick in the 335 pound Powe. On the heels of the curious Gabe Miller selection, it’s good to see the Chiefs GM went back to the draft board and grabbed a player that not only has potential to be a starter down the line, but can get on the field and contribute some immediately.
If Powe didn’t have to wait three years before being eligible to play at Ole Miss, maybe he stays in shape and doesn’t have a wasted first year on the field and turns into the first rounder that a lot of people saw him as a year ago. Either way, there is nothing to dislike about this pick.
It’s possible the 24 year old Powe has already reached his ceiling and won’t be able to cut it at the next level, the Chiefs will cut him and they’ll only be out a sixth round pick. But if he “gets it”, the Kansas City defense could finally have the anchor in the middle it has been sorely missing.
For those keeping score at home, yes, Powe was a team captain at Mississippi.