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

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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

Overview
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.
Strengths
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • 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! pic.twitter.com/45HcSEWAia

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

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Tribal Warfare 01:39 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by MahomesMagic:
Our cheap Demarcus replacement.

Not bad at this point.

I like this too, anything to cut bait away from functionally retarded Robinson
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Bearcrumb 01:40 PM 05-01-2021
"Buried on Clemson depth chart until the 2020 season, Powell took advantage of his opportunity as a 5th year senior. A competitive receiver who proved capable of making plays in catch and run situations and as a contested catch weapon downfield. He is tough to bring down on quick screens, with a stout running back build and the balance to run through tackles. While he's not particularly long, he can win even without creating separation. He also shows tremendous feel as a route runner, consistently beating Ohio States Shaun Wade in the college football playoff semifinals"

Nothing not to like there, sounds a lot like Sammy Watkins
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Kiimosabi 01:40 PM 05-01-2021
I worry about his speed but everything else seems fine
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tredadda 01:41 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I called this earlier today
Good call. Why did he last so long?
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comochiefsfan 01:42 PM 05-01-2021
REALLY liking this draft so far.
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The Franchise 01:42 PM 05-01-2021

The #Chiefs newest wide receiver is an absolute savage pic.twitter.com/MQaK8WS93n

— Austin Cunningham (@_BigCountry) May 1, 2021

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oldman 01:42 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by ThyKingdomCome15:
He'll show D-Rob the door for sure.
FYP
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DaneMcCloud 01:42 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by tredadda:
Good call. Why did he last so long?
Because he was a 5th year senior who is almost 24 years old.
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Dante84 01:43 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by tredadda:
Good call. Why did he last so long?
He didn't break out until late in his college career, so a small sample size. But he's trending up instead of down, which I loved.
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RunKC 01:44 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Why does this Twitter account have false info? He ran a 4.47 at his pro day. Thatís way better than the reported 4.53
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Pablo 01:44 PM 05-01-2021
Totally cool with this. Don't know shit about the guy but that scouting report is good enough to keep me interested.
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TLO 01:44 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
"Buried on Clemson depth chart until the 2020 season, Powell took advantage of his opportunity as a 5th year senior. A competitive receiver who proved capable of making plays in catch and run situations and as a contested catch weapon downfield. He is tough to bring down on quick screens, with a stout running back build and the balance to run through tackles. While he's not particularly long, he can win even without creating separation. He also shows tremendous feel as a route runner, consistently beating Ohio States Shaun Wade in the college football playoff semifinals"

Nothing not to like there, sounds a lot like Sammy Watkins
Sounds like Sammy Watkins runs like Marc Boerighter
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BossChief 01:44 PM 05-01-2021
The Thornhill or Kelce of Receivers.

I love this pick!
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Dante84 01:45 PM 05-01-2021

The NFL just let Andy Reid draft this monster. pic.twitter.com/p4iS1LCGJJ

— CHIEFS HIGHLIGHTS (@ChiefsHighlight) May 1, 2021

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Kiimosabi 01:45 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by RunKC:
Why does this Twitter account have false info? He ran a 4.47 at his pro day. Thatís way better than the reported 4.53


That's very good news thank you
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