It seems like Ty Powell has played just about every position possible during his football career.
The former high school quarterback and cornerback, played safety, outside linebacker and defensive end during his time at Harding University.
Powell and his coaches decided to settle on defensive end and this turned out to be a great decision.
In his two seasons at Harding—after transferring from De Anza College in Northern California—Powell started a total of 14 games.
He emerged on the scene his senior season, making 40 tackles (15 for loss) and 8.5 sacks. After the season, Powell was named a second-team All-American.
While Powell had a strong senior season, his success in the pre-draft training circuit is what has caught the attention of NFL representatives.
Powell had a very strong showing at both the Texas vs. Nation game and the Senior Bowl.
He also put up good numbers at the NFL combine, running a 4.64 second 40-yard dash, pushing 28 bench press reps and posting a 37" vertical jump.
Based on his mix of size and speed, Powell projects as an outside linebacker in the NFL.
He would be a perfect fit as a pass rusher on a team with a 3-4 defensive scheme.
Powell projects as a fifth-round pick and should contribute in third down situations for an NFL team next season.