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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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tredadda 02:34 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Bob Dole:
I hope he doesnít mean on the trainerís table.
:-)
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SAGA45 02:34 PM 05-01-2021
Michael Irvin
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Dante84 02:53 PM 05-01-2021

New Chiefs WR Cornell Powell hasn’t had a carb in a decade ��pic.twitter.com/LcaXmHJF6V

— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) May 1, 2021

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Easy 6 02:58 PM 05-01-2021
He's a gigantic 210, gonna put the hurt on some DB's no doubt
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The Franchise 03:00 PM 05-01-2021
Discount AJ Brown?
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staylor26 03:05 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Discount AJ Brown?
Pretty much.

I like Lance Zierleinís comparison for him.

James Jones.
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Tribal Warfare 03:09 PM 05-01-2021

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Easy 6 03:10 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Discount AJ Brown?
As a 5th rounder?

I'll take it
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The Franchise 03:11 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
As a 5th rounder?

I'll take it
Most definitely.
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notorious 03:12 PM 05-01-2021
Doesn't jump out at me.

We will see.
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Hammock Parties 03:15 PM 05-01-2021
Rod Smith.
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Bump 03:16 PM 05-01-2021
He's got biceps that sort of remind you of Terrell Owens
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neech 03:16 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Easy 6:
As a 5th rounder?

I'll take it
Poses the question, why didn't he get taken before it got this far in the draft?

:-)
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Hammock Parties 03:17 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:
This guy is going to have some serious baby mamas around KC.
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UChieffyBugger 03:18 PM 05-01-2021
For those worried about him being 23...Adam Thelan was 23 as a udfa and even got waived at one point by the viks before making his debut age 24 the next season. Also Calvin Ridley was 23 when he made his debut for the Falcons aswell. This guy should have a massive chip on his shoulder after what he's been through at Clemson and hopefully it fuels him to be a star in this league. He's certainly got the tools to do it.
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