Jets take Louisville RB Powell in 4th round

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After three mostly unspectacular seasons during which he started just five times, Powell blossomed as a senior and fell just 25 yards shy of the school’s single-season rushing mark, set by Howard Stevens in 1971. He ran for over 100 yards seven times, and his two 200-yard performances set Louisville’s single-season mark and tied Stevens’ career record.

Kerley, the 153rd pick, caught 56 passes from Andy Dalton at TCU for 575 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, and also is a special teams standout. He won the Mountain West Conference’s special teams player of the year award his last two seasons.

Wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith are scheduled to become free agents, and Kerley could help replace the versatile Smith is the Jets can’t re-sign him.

“I’m definitely a special teams guy,” Kerley said. “I know what makes me, and my special teams ability is what makes me the player that I am.”

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