Atwell is one of the fastest, and smallest, players in the 2021 draft class. He is a 5’9, 155 pound receiver out of Louisville who was a two-time all-team All-ACC player in college. “Reminds me of Hollywood Brown,” according to Daniel Jeremiah, who added “He has a third gear.”
Atwell ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at his pro day, one of the fastest of the year at any position. He was referred to as “DeSean Jackson, Jr.” on the NFL Network.
Rail-thin slot receiver with electrifying speed and a history of hitting the home run. The problem for Atwell could be the question of whether he offers up a diversified enough skill set for teams to take a chance on such a small frame. He’s not a competitive pass catcher in traffic and doesn’t have the play strength to finish contested catches in the middle of the field. He’s a “gadget-and-go” option. He’s able to handle screens and jet sweeps and has the speed to stretch the field. The big-play potential will be enticing, but his imitations make him a niche talent who needs a very specific role, which could limit his suitors.
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2.57 - WR Tutu Atwell, Louisville
3.103 - LB Ernest Jones, South Carolina
4.117 - DT Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M
4.130 - CB Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas
4.141 - TE Jacob Harris, UCF
5.170 - DE Earnest Brown IV, Northwestern