Sunday, February 6, 2011

Powe Raises Draft Stock

It's Super Sunday, a day that almost every member of our football team dreams of someday being on the field for. Departing Rebel Jerrell Powe certainly improved his prospects for a future Super Bowl this past week at the NFLPA all-star game (formerly Texas vs. The Nation) in San Antonio. The Sporting News listed Powe as the player that most helped his draft stock, saying:
After being snubbed by the Senior Bowl committee because of a paperwork error, Powe came to San Antonio with even more incentive to prove his value as an elite nose tackle prospect. His play tailed off in '10 after a dominant junior season, but this week he again proved he has the quickness, agility, athleticism, power and competitiveness to be a good NFL starter. With good pre-draft workouts, he'll fully regain his second-round draft stock. also listed Powe as a winner from the NFLPA game, noting:
Powe’s strength at the point of attack and arsenal of moves were continually on display throughout the week, but Saturday’s game revealed how quick the former Rebel can be off the snap. Late in the third quarter, the 320-pound interior lineman exploded past a helpless Daniel Kilgore and sacked Tyler Yates. Powe’s versatility to beat opponents with power, quickness and technique will certainly help him during the weekend of the draft.

Powe will have another chance to showout for the scouts at the NFL Combine February 23 – March 1 in Indianapolis. He and fellow defensive lineman Kentrell Lockett received invites, although Lockett is seeking a sixth year of eligibility.

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