3 Chiefs Draft Busts Who Could Be Cut This Offseason

Brett Veach has difficult roster decisions ahead this summer
Brett Veach has difficult roster decisions ahead this summer / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Cornell Powell - WR

It feels unfair to call Cornell Powell a bust. He was a fifth-round pick in 2021 with limited expectations for a long, productive career, yet he's essentially been stuck on the practice squad since he's been drafted. Last year likely represented his best chance to see playing time, though he's mustered only three total offensive snaps since being drafted.

The Chiefs now have Rashee Rice, Hollywood Brown, Xavier Worthy, Justin Watson, Skyy Moore, and Kadarius Toney likely making the roster at wide receiver. There are still guys like Nikko Remigio and Montrell Washington on top of undrafted rookies like Jaaron Hayek fighting for a job, so Powell's time to shine appears to have come and gone.

Powell caught 53 passes for 882 yards and seven TDs during his senior season at Clemson, though hasn't separated himself at the NFL level for one reason or another.

For a receiver-needy team like the Chiefs, Powell represented a quality dart throw. Kansas City has now used a pick in the top two rounds on a wideout in three consecutive drafts though, and Powell's time seems to have passed.

He could stick for another year on the practice squad but may prefer to try his luck with another franchise. That being said, there are worse things than being a practice squad player on a two-time defending Super Bowl champion.