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The Marty Lounge>*****The Cornell Powell Thread*****
Dante84 01:31 PM 05-01-2021
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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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The Franchise 01:57 PM 05-01-2021

Director of College Scouting Ryne Nutt says Cornell Powell is going to be different than any other WRs the #Chiefs have or have had recently and didn't want to compare him to any recent Chiefs. David Hinson (Area Scout) agreed. Strong guy, strong hands, enough route-savvy.

— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) May 1, 2021

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KChiefs1 01:58 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:

staylor26?
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flinchfree 02:01 PM 05-01-2021
Watching his tape you see him switch off the power after he's won the initial battle and gone through the first 4 gears.
He can be trained to get into 5th and keep cruising at that speed, he'll finish off a bunch of runs an extra 10 yards down the field.

Not bad.:-)
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comochiefsfan 02:01 PM 05-01-2021
How does he feel about the idea of running backwards while swinging around the ball wildly with one hand?
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MahomesMagic 02:04 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
I like how we are drafting receiving options that can run routes in Powell and Gray.
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Dante84 02:05 PM 05-01-2021

.@LRiddickESPN on Cornell Powell.

“KC needs this. He wins on the outside. He’s a great route runner. He’s strong after the catch and in between the numbers. He’s a great double move route runner. He’s much different than the profile of WR they have right now. Veach wanted this.”

— Jarrett Sutton (@JarrettTSutton) May 1, 2021

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RunKC 02:06 PM 05-01-2021
Just give him Robinson’s job today. He’s already way better
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Dante84 02:07 PM 05-01-2021

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Halfcan 02:10 PM 05-01-2021
The kid looks like a stud- another great prospect to put in the system.
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htismaqe 02:10 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
At first I liked this pick. Now I love it. They’re going to try new things at WR, just like they did with the o-line.

This team just doesn’t sit still. I love it.
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MahomesMagic 02:16 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
At first I liked this pick. Now I love it. They’re going to try new things at WR, just like they did with the o-line.

This team just doesn’t sit still. I love it.
Mahomes doesn't like it when the WR isn't where they are supposed to be.

What Pat wants, Pat gets.
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Bob Dole 02:21 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:
I hope he doesn’t mean on the trainer’s table.
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IowaHawkeyeChief 02:25 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:
looks like a slower Metcalf
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Easy 6 02:29 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
At first I liked this pick. Now I love it. They’re going to try new things at WR, just like they did with the o-line.

This team just doesn’t sit still. I love it.
Yep, you always gotta push the boundaries and keep innovating

This dudes built like a tank, gonna be a helluva RAC guy
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carcosa 02:31 PM 05-01-2021
Mahomes will make him a STAR!!!!!!!!!!
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