The Los Angeles Rams have picked wide receiver Tutu Atwell with the 57th overall selection of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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