Powell is a late-rising prospect who only moved over to the defensive side during the 2010 season after failing to solidify himself as a receiver. Has an impressive frame for the position and has shown potential as a cover guy. Brings value to a team as a return specialist. Has the type of natural ability to be a hidden gem late in the draft.
Powell is a gifted athlete who displays a good burst and vision as a returner. As a corner, he is comparable playing in both man and zone, and possesses the innate physical traits to develop within both schemes. Can recover well on deep balls, and is fairly fluid in his hips.
Powell is still developing as a corner and teams will have to assume he will fill a void as a returner early on to justify a pick on him. Still working out certain flaws in his erect backpedal and overall footwork.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.