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The Football Team have selected wide receiver Dax Milne with the No. 258 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Milne is a 6-foot-1, 193-pound wide receiver out of BYU. His workout metrics do not stand out, but he totaled a 25.3% target share last season. With the opportunity, Milne hauled in 70 receptions on 95 targets for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Detroit Lions have selected RB Jermar Jefferson with the No. 257 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The junior running back out of Oregon State earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2020, ranking fourth in the FBS with 133 carries for 858 yards and seven touchdowns in just six starts. Jefferson is a bruising back that can use his 206-pound frame to punish defenders, including a propensity to get stronger as the game goes on. This selection muddies up Detroit's backfield behind De'Andre Swift, as Jamaal Williams and Kerryon Johnson also will compete for touches in 2021. Expect Jefferson to be a goal-line back, as well as assigned to pick up blitzes in order to protect QB Jared Goff in the pocket.

The Green Bay Packers selected running back Kylin Hill with the No. 256 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Hill does not find himself in the most favorable situation in Green Bay behind Aaron Jones, who just signed an extension and AJ Dillon who the Packers invested a second-round pick on in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Packers did lose Jamaal Williams, so there is a small opening if Hill can show enough in training camp but there are no guarantees with players selected this late.

The Rams have selected wide receiver Ben Skowronek with the No. 249 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Skowronek is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound wide receiver out of Notre Dame. He totaled 29 receptions on 45 targets for 439 yards and five touchdowns last season. He'll join fellow rookie Tutu Atwell, drafted in the second round, as new members of the Rams' receiving corps.

The Los Angeles Rams have selected RB Jake Funk with the No. 233 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Funk is a fundamental power-back, providing straight-line running with continuous leg movement that allows him to seldom lose yardage. He tore an ACL in 2019 but returned for the Maryland Terrapins in 2020, toting the rock 60 times for 516 yards and three touchdowns in just four games due to a shortened COVID-19 season. Funk also brings experience returning kicks, a trait Rams' head coach Sean McVay will likely tap into during his rookie season in Los Angeles.

The Chicago Bears selected wide receiver Dazz Newsome with the No. 221 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Bears wide receiver group isn't extremely deep, so there is a chance Newsome can create an opportunity for himself with a strong training camp. There have been trade rumors surrounding Anthony Miller for a while, so we will see if anything eventually comes of that.

The Broncos have selected wide receiver Seth Williams with the No. 219 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is a 6-foot-3, 211-pound wide receiver out of Auburn. He totaled at least a 26.5% target share in each of the past two seasons. In that span, Williams totaled at least 760 receiving yards and scored a combined 12 touchdowns. The receiver brings to Denver a 78th percentile college dominator rating (38.9%) and a 98th percentile breakout age rating. Courtland Sutton, the Broncos' No. 1 receiver, is notably in a contract year. Bradley Chubb is as well. The team may not be able to keep both, potentially paving a path to fantasy relevance for Williams in 2022.

The Indianapolis Colts have selected quarterback Sam Ehlinger with the 218th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Indianapolis Colts are shaking up their QB room by adding Sam Ehlinger out of Texas. Ehlinger is the perfect locker room guy, tough, competitive, a leader. Whether or not his skill set translates to the NFL is a totally different story. He lands in a great spot with Frank Reich, who could possibly groom him into a starting QB if Carson Wentz doesn't pan out.

The Chicago Bears have selected RB Khalil Herbert with the No. 217 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Herbert totaled 1,182 rushing yards for Virginia Tech as a transfer in 2020, averaging 162.8 all-purpose yards per game in nine games last season. He is a one-cut, north and south runner who is capable of finding the lane and accelerating into the second level of the defense. Herbert is a great decision-maker and establishes good ball security, which will allow the Bears to overcome their fumble problems, particularly near the goal line. This selection also aims to build up depth behind David Montgomery, who finished strong last season to remain locked as the Bears' RB1 heading into 2021.

The Cleveland Browns selected running back/wide receiver Demetric Felton with the No. 211 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Felton played running back at UCLA, but is listed at wide receiver and is also capable in the return game. He is a swiss army knife type of player who can contribute in a number of different areas on the offensive side of the ball.

The Panthers have selected wide receiver Shi Smith with the No. 204 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is a 5-foot-9, 186-pound wide receiver out of South Carolina. His target share didn't eclipse 18% in any of his first three seasons, but he had a whopping 28.8% share last season. With a 28.8% target share, Smith totaled 57 receptions on 85 targets for 633 yards and four touchdowns. The receiver boasts a 92nd percentile (46.6%) college dominator rating, but his workout metrics do not stand out - except a 75th percentile (11.01) agility score.

The Bills have selected wide receiver Marquez Stevenson with the 203rd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Bills have added another dangerous weapon to their offense in WR Marquez Stevenson out of Houston. Stevenson is a burner and a big play waiting to happen. He should also add S/T value as a returner.

The Cincinnati Bengals have selected RB Chris Evans with the No. 202 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The University of Michigan running back joins the Bengals with a ton of collegiate experience, having played 42 games but starting in just six of them. Evans' rushed for nearly 1,800 yards and 15 touchdowns on 320 carries throughout his career at Michigan, tacking on 49 receptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns. He is a unique prospect due to having not played at all in 2019 based on an academic suspension. Evans logged limited carries in 2020, receiving just 16 opportunities, as he found himself in a crowded backfield. He is a powerful runner and enters the league without much wear and tear, providing a dual-threat ability with his hands and route running out of the backfield. These traits and his preserved physical condition make Evans a suitable backup to Bengals' star running back Joe Mixon.

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Larry Rountree III with the No. 198 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Fantasy Impact: Rountree joins a Chargers running back group with Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley. He will be facing an uphill battle in OTA's and training camp to surpass Jackson or Kelley on the depth chart.

The 49ers have selected running back Elijah Mitchell with the No. 194 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell is a 5-foot-10, 201-pound back out of Lousiana Lafayette. He totaled 198 carries for 1,147 yards in 2019. In addition, he scored 17 total touchdowns, but ended up missing time the year before and last season. Mitchell, though, posseses a 97th percentile (4,4) 40-yard dash, a 86th percentile (107.3) speed score, and a 88th percentile (127.8) burst score. In other words, 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan just secrued a speed demon. Mitchell joins a crowded backfield, with the team drafting Trey Sermon in the third round. Both backs are joining Raheem Mostert, Jeffery Wilson, Wayne Gallman, and JaMycal Hasty in training camp this summer.

The Falcons have selected wide receiver Frank Darby with the 187th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons add some wide receiver depth in the sixth round with the selection of Frank Darby out of Arizona State. Darby uses good footwork and route running to create separation but lacks top-end speed. He was banged up and only played two games in 2020, but offers solid depth with developmental upside.

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected WR Cornell Powell with the No. 181 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Kansas City makes their first offensive selection in the 2021 draft, taking the physical wide receiver Cornell Powell out of Clemson. Powell's ability to bring in contested catches and provide a huge catch radius is something that the Chiefs needed at the wideout position, as their more slender receivers like Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle, and Mecole Hardman operate better between the hash marks. Powell hauled in 53 receptions for 882 yards and seven touchdowns, showcasing his receiving skills when finally given the opportunity at Clemson in 2020. He also provides great blocking with his 6'0", 205-pound frame which will help the Chiefs execute their RPO, motion-heavy offense.

The Dallas Cowboys selected wide receiver Simi Fehoko with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Fehoko will find himself deep on the Cowboys depth chart behind Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. He will have the opportunity to emerge as Dallas's No. 4 wide receiver and could emerge as a bigger weapon in the future with Gallup entering the final year of his current contract.

The Chiefs have selected tight end Noah Gray with the No. 162 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Gray is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end out of Duke. He totaled a 19% target share in 2019, but that went down to 11.5% last season. Gray most notably totaled a 50th percentile (17.4) college dominator rating and a 78th percentile (11.35) agility score. He's a bit undersized for the tight end position, but is a semi-athletic dart throw pick by the Chiefs.

The Vikings have selected wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette with the 157th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Ihmir Smith-Marsette is tall (6'2") albeit lean (186 lbs) WR. With a track background, his long strides help him separate from DBs. With poor quarterback play at Iowa, it's tough to predict his upside, but learning from Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson can't hurt. The Vikings add some speed to their wide receiver room here in the fifth round.