New Chiefs Wide Out Says One ‘Can’t Compare Greatness’ During Talks About Trevor Lawrence & Mahomes

Published 05/02/2021, 1:09 PM EDT
Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


Trevor Lawrence was long regarded as the consensus #1 pick heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. The quarterback from Clemson put up astounding numbers throughout his college career.

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And thus without much surprise, the Heisman finalist and former national champion, was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first pick in the draft.

This will now see the former Clemson quarterback try to help spearhead the rebuild at Jacksonville. Many believe that Trevor Lawrence possesses the talent to win multiple Super Bowls.

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Meanwhile, a former teammate of his from Clemson too harbors the same ambition. Wide receiver Cornell Powell who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 181st overall pick heads to the Arrowhead to play with yet another elite quarterback. Patrick Mahomes.

Trevor Lawrence and Mahomes a class apart

Powell was played as a starter for only one season at Clemson. With that being 2020, the 6’4″ wideout racked up 882 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. All this of course while he played alongside Trevor Lawrence.

Now the QB has the opportunity to work with one of the best in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes. Talking to the media after being drafted, Powell was not keen on drawing any comparisons between Lawrence and Mahomes.

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“What I have learned is that you can’t compare greatness,” said Powell. “Trevor is great. Patrick is great. I’m just blessed to go from one great quarterback to the next.”

Powell further said that he is keen to get to work with Mahomes. Pumped to get on the field, the wide receiver said that the goal is to win multiple Super Bowls.

As soon as I get to Kansas City, I’ll get to work with Patrick. Just try to get on the same page as him, try to get something to happen for the team. The ultimate goal is to win Super Bowls, so I’m ready to do that.”

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Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over video call after being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The wounds of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl loss from last season are still fresh. The side was one win away from reclaiming the title. But their league-best offense simply didn’t turn up when it mattered. 

Powell will look to make an impact and fill that void to help the Chiefs back to the Super Bowl. And who knows, maybe he and Lawrence might end up playing each other in the big game sometime soon.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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