The Kansas City Chiefs selected former Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell with the 181st overall selection (5th round). This past season was easily Powell’s best in a Tigers uniform as he was second on the team with 53 catches for 882 yards and was tied with Amari Rodgers for most TD receptions with 7.
- Became the 69th player to have played for Head Coach Dabo Swinney to be drafted into the NFL, including the 14th fifth-round pick of Swinney’s tenure.
- Became the 12th wide receiver in Swinney’s head coaching tenure to be drafted into the NFL.
- Became the 16th Clemson wide receiver under Swinney’s guidance to be drafted including Swinney’s stint as wide receivers coach from 2003-08.
- Represented Clemson’s 11th draft pick at wide receiver since 2013, the most of any school.
- Gave Clemson multiple wide receivers in a single draft for the third time in the Swinney era, joining 2014 (Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant) and 2018 (Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud).
- Became the first No. 181 overall pick in Clemson history.
- Selected in the same round (fifth) and same division (AFC West) as former Clemson teammate Hunter Renfrow, who was a fifth-round pick of the Raiders in 2019.
- Became the sixth Clemson player drafted by the Chiefs all-time, joining RB Jay Washington (1974), QB Steve Fuller (1979), WR Stan Rome (1979), T Barry Richardson (2008) and LB Dorian O’Daniel (2018).