4 players on Steelers radar after sending the house to Clemson’s Pro Day

Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Wide Receiver Cornell Powell #14 from Clemson of the American Team during the 2021 Resse’s Senior Bowl. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Cornell Powell, WR

Cornell Powell certainly isn’t as popular as Amari Rodgers, and I don’t think anyone is expecting him to go earlier on draft day. However, if the Steelers miss out on Rodgers, Powell could be a nice consultation prize. At 6’0” and 204 pounds Powell is taller and leaner than Rodgers, but the two receivers play different positions.

While Rodgers is a dynamic playmaker from the slot, Powell is more of a ‘Z’ receiver who probably won’t be asked to be anything more than the third or fourth option in the NFL. Still, if the Steelers miss out on Rodgers early, perhaps Powell becomes an option early on day three.

Powell ran a 4.47 at the Pro Day and reportedly jumped 36 1/2”, according to Nagy. For the Steelers, he could slide in as their fourth wide receiver while Chase Claypool could transition inside for 3 and 4 receiver sets.

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The Steelers still have plenty of other Pro Days to attend, but there may only be a few others that they send as many high-profile staff members to. Because of their attendance, all four of these guys become possible options for Pittsburgh this April in the 2021 NFL Draft.