Cardinals Select WR Walter Powell With Final pick In Sixth Round


Aug 31, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Murray State Racers wide receiver Walter Powell (9) scores a touchdown ahead of Missouri Tigers safety Brock Bondurant (10) during the first half of the game at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals completed their draft today with the teams final selection at the 196 over all pick taking WR Walter Powell out of Murray State.

Powell is a 6’0 foot 187 pound speedster that is excellent in the return game and as a receiver played all four years in college, and recorded his best production in his 2012 season where he recorded 94 catches for 1,213 yards and 10 touchdowns.

His senior year his numbers fell a bit only catching 66 passes for 837 yards, but got in the end zone 13 times, which seems to be the consensus on him, having a knack to get across the goal line.

The Cardinals added more speed to compete in their receiving core after also taking another speedster earlier in the draft with John Brown out of Pittsburg State.

Powell is an electric receiver and had one of his most productive outings against SEMO on the road where he hauled in 15 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
That performance toped his previous best at 11 catches for 155 yards and a whopping four touchdowns with a longest for 66 yards against MoSTU.

This is an indication that Powell can be a big play threat in the NFL, and with Arians System it seems the competition at speedster wide receiver and special teams returner will be very electric in camp.