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The Marty Lounge>*****The Cornell Powell Thread*****
Dante84 01:31 PM 05-01-2021
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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 03:21 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Bump:
He's got biceps that sort of remind you of Terrell Owens
Sterling Sharpe
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KCChiefsFan88 03:22 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Seems like this is the type of WR the Chiefs were trying to add this offseason going back to the attempted JuJu signing.
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MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 03:28 PM 05-01-2021
He’s 24. I think that’s why he slid
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neech 03:31 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by MAHOMO 4 LIFE!:
Heís 24. I think thatís why he slid
Old man Powell
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JakeF 04:28 PM 05-01-2021
Another guy who is probably going to kick a veteran off the squad.
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JakeF 04:29 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by MAHOMO 4 LIFE!:
Heís 24. I think thatís why he slid
23, which is not old at all.
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Bowser 04:35 PM 05-01-2021
Looks like we might have found our X receiver
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JakeF 04:43 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Looks like we might have found our X receiver
He could turn out to be a quality possession receiver. He'll block too.

I wonder if he takes over Robinson's role.
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tredadda 04:44 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by JakeF:
He could turn out to be a quality position receiver. He'll block too.

I wonder if he take over Robinson's role.
One can only hope.
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Halfcan 04:52 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Looks like we might have found our X receiver
:-)
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Bowser 05:15 PM 05-01-2021
Can you imagine that phone call?

"Hey Cornell, this is Brett Veach - general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. I was just wondering what you think about the idea of catching passes from Patrick Mahomes, and if that is something you might be interested in? We just happen to have your position available on the team at the moment, if you hadn't heard....."
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Sorce 05:18 PM 05-01-2021
Newest chiefs receiver.

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dlphg9 05:25 PM 05-01-2021
Being 23 is a terrible reason to pass on this stud. According to Pro Football Reference a WR usually peaks at age 26-27. We'd get pretty much his best years on a rookie contract.
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Halfcan 05:27 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by dlphg9:
Being 23 is a terrible reason to pass on this stud. According to Pro Football Reference a WR usually peaks at age 26-27. We'd get pretty much his best years on a rookie contract.
I am glad that he is not a 5'7 scat back type. The guy is built like a tank, he can destroy the middle of defenses.
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Pablo 05:53 PM 05-01-2021
I'm getting pretty stoked on this dude after listening to him speak and seeing him without a shirt on.

My panties are wet.
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