Cornell Powell looks just like Sammy Watkins
Chiefs rookie receiver Cornell Powell has a lot of similarities to now former Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins. Both of them went to Clemson, they’re around the same size, they have a lot of similarities in their game, and they both are rocking the No. 14.
Powell drew some comparisons to Sammy Watkins and I could see it, but man, when I saw a video of Powell catching a pass and turning up field at rookie minicamp it was insane how similar he looked to Sammy Watkins.
Powell is very physical and already has a lot of traits you would want in a rookie receiver and staying that one extra year at Clemson really helped Powell elevate his stock because he was buried in that wide receiver room all the way up until 2020 when he was finally given a shot.
Powell’s blend of size, speed, catching ability, and route running make him a sleeper candidate to win the WR2 job almost right away and some may be surprised how much of an impact he makes as a rookie.
When you also consider how much time Watkins missed when he was in Kansas City and the fact he only had just over 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2020, it’s not outlandish at all to think Powell can fill Watkins’ production in year one if he lives up to the hype.