Powell was added to the Chiefs' practice squad Wednesday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports. Powell was selected by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft but passed through waivers unclaimed after he failed to land a spot on the 53-man roster. He recorded 882 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season at Clemson and will remain with the Chiefs as part of the team's initial practice squad.
Powell has been waived by the Chiefs. Given that he was a fifth-round pick this past April, Powell was expected to make the grade, but following the team's initial roster cut-downs, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle, Demarcus Robinson and Daurice Fountain are the team's current options at wideout.
The Chiefs selected Powell in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 181st overall. Despite having lost Sammy Watkins to free agency, the Chiefs waited until late in the fifth round to add to the wide receiver room. After a quiet first four years at Clemson, Powell broke out with 93 catches for 882 yards and seven scores in 2020, mostly impressing due to his plus ball-tracking skills and route running. Modest athleticism will hamper Powell's upside at the next level, but he should be ready to handle a depth role for Patrick Mahomes and company right away.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Los Angeles Chargers||1||8.00|
|6||10/17||@Washington Football Team||19||29.00|
|8||11/01||New York Giants||11||23.00|
|9||11/07||Green Bay Packers||27||35.00|
|10||11/14||@Las Vegas Raiders||10||23.00|
|14||12/12||Las Vegas Raiders||10||23.00|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||1||8.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|