Powell had a breakout senior year with the departure of Tee Higgins to the NFL and Justyn Ross out with a season-ending injury. The 6-foot, 210-pound wide receiver had a career-high 53 receptions for 882 yards and seven touchdowns. He isn’t necessarily the fastest wideout at his size, but showed that he can be a reliable option. Powell has strong hands and can get off of press coverage, which will help him succeed at the next level.
Fantasy football impact
It would not come as a surprise to see Powell make an immediate impact for the Chiefs as they don’t have possession catch receiver. Their top-three WRs are all speed guys, who can stretch the field, which isn’t a bad thing at all. However, adding a guy like Powell who just knows where to be and can become weapon on third down and inside the red zone is key. That being said, I wouldn’t rush to draft him in your respective fantasy football draft. But we could see him become a waiver wire add over the course of the season.
If Powell can continue to build on what he’s good at and work on his route running, then he could be a long-term addition to the Chiefs’ wide receiver room. They need someone of his ilk that can be another safety blanket for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He won’t reach WR1/WR2 status in fantasy. But a case could be made for him to be a competent WR3/FLEX option for the foreseeable future.