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The Marty Lounge>*****The Cornell Powell Thread*****
Dante84 01:31 PM 05-01-2021
MY GUY!!!!!

More to come!

Originally Posted by :
Powell was a top-50 prospect nationally coming out of Greenville, North Carolina, but struggled during his first four years on campus to get playing time ahead of talented pass catchers Mike Williams, Tee Higgins, Justyn Ross, Hunter Renfrow, Deon Cain, Ray-Ray McCloud, Amari Rodgers, Artavis Scott and Diondre Overton (plus Jordan Leggett at tight end). He played in nine games as a reserve in 2016 (12 receptions, 87 yards, 7.3 average) and 14 games in 2017 (eight receptions, 57 yards, one touchdown, 7.1 average; three kick returns, 65 yards, 21.7 average). Powell redshirted his third year with the national-champion Tigers but played in four games (five receptions, 63 yards, 12.6 average; four kick returns, 117 yards, 29.3 average) as a backup while maintaining the year of eligibility. He was a larger part of Clemson's offense in 2019 (15 receptions, 122 yards, 8.1 average, two touchdowns). With Higgins off to the pros and Ross sidelined due to a spinal condition, Powell played well enough to earn third-team All-ACC honors (53 receptions, 882 yards, 16.6 average, seven touchdowns). He accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. -- by Chad Reuter

Unique evaluation as a wideout who came into the program as a four-star recruit, never beat out talent in front of him and then put together impressive tape in his single season as full-time starter. Powell is well-skilled beyond the career production as he's clearly taken in the coaching and learned from others at the position. He's smooth but will have to win with route polish and competitiveness as his long speed and separation burst appear to be very average, which could lead to a higher number of contested catches outside the Clemson offense. The tape is good but the testing will be important as teams grapple with the single season of production. Powell will be an NFL backup, at worst.
  • Moves around the field with smooth gait.
  • Leverages route turns against tight man coverage.
  • Sneaky hand fighting to create separation.
  • Clears out catch space at the top of his routes.
  • Showed and proved as downfield ball-tracker and body-stacker.
  • Athletic in air with outstanding body control and catch instincts.
  • Plucks it at high-point and hides it away from swatting hands.
  • Plus hand-eye coordination through noisy catch-points.
  • Quarterback's friend with sudden but soft hands.
  • Will go get the football where it is thrown.
  • Gets run-ready even before completing hitch catch.
  • Not overly elusive but makes tacklers miss after catch.
  • Has ability as a stalk and wall-off blocker.
  • Only one year over 15 catches and 125 yards in a season.
  • High-cut with limited wiggle in his movements.
  • Expect average release success against press.
  • Drive gear doesn't seem to generate panic in cornerbacks.
  • Route fakes lack salesmanship.
  • Below-average separation burst.
  • Route asks were rather basic at Clemson.
  • Dropped easy would-be touchdown catch headed into end zone against Virginia Tech.

.@CornellPowell17 is coming in to compete, and we simply can't wait!

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 2, 2021

TLO 01:32 PM 05-01-2021
The Franchise 01:33 PM 05-01-2021

Cornell Powell was drafted with pick 181 of round 5 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 7.58 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 611 out of 2517 WR from 1987 to 2021. #RAS #Chiefs

— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021

Titty Meat 01:33 PM 05-01-2021
staylor26 01:34 PM 05-01-2021
I called this earlier today

Originally Posted by Dante84:
Powell would be a great WR pickup too
Originally Posted by staylor26:
My gut tells me he’s the WR we end up with today.

Deberg_1990 01:34 PM 05-01-2021
Cornell JAG
The Franchise 01:35 PM 05-01-2021
This. This I’m happy with.
MahomesMagic 01:35 PM 05-01-2021
Our cheap Demarcus replacement.

Not bad at this point.
Dante84 01:35 PM 05-01-2021
RunKC 01:35 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I called this earlier today
I watched this kid after reading your post. Really like him a lot.

Veach lighting a blow torch to end this draft :-)
Dante84 01:37 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I called this earlier today
Yes you did! Good job my dude!
KChiefs1 01:38 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:

In58men 01:38 PM 05-01-2021
Love this fucking pick!
Chieftain 01:38 PM 05-01-2021
His tape looks really good for someone drafted this late.
ThyKingdomCome15 01:38 PM 05-01-2021
He'll compete with D-Rob for sure.

Kinda like fenton. He didn't get a lot of reps at football power house Clemson. Very interesting.
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