This year the Kansas city chiefs are saying goodbye to wide receiver Sammy Watkins and welcomed Cornell Powell in the 2021 draft. Watkins has made his mark in the chief’s kingdom. Watkins made a name for himself as the chief’s wide receiver. Helping the team go to back-to-back super bowls. Powell will step into a powerful team dynamic and will have to make up for Watkins’ absence. Watkins’ move to the Baltimore Ravens opened an opportunity for Powell to show his skill on a powerful team this season.
Sammy Watkins came on to the team in 2018 and became a crowd favorite and a big part of pushing the chiefs to three back-to-back great seasons. From the beginning of his career, Watkins showed a lot of promise receiving the Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and flourishing in the Chiefs, and gaining the title of super bowl champion 2020. Watkins left the chiefs for a starring role in the Baltimore ravens and Watkins said he was ready to try something new. Watkins’ move to the Ravens will mean Powell will have to step up as the new wide receiver.
Powell is new to the NFL and hopes to prove himself as a valuable member of the Chiefs. Powell played for the Clemson Tigers for five seasons. Powell moves well on the field , he has strong body control and catch. Powell had a slow start in his football career, he always seemed to be passed over by other talented catchers. If there was something that he and the offensive staff will have to look out for would be his drive it doesn’t seem to have the right effect on the cornerback.
Watkins has left a mark on the chiefs that no one can dispute or take away. Powell’s focus should be to make his own. Powell won’t be another Sammy Watkins and he shouldn’t be expected to be. Powell can wall off blockers and proved himself downfield. Making him a valuable asset to the team. Powell can look forward to a growing experience with the Chiefs as he starts his career in the NFL. Watkins left behind some pretty big shoes to fill and it will be strange not seeing him on the line. However, Chiefs fans should be excited to see what Powell will do this season.