A big, strong defensive tackle, Jerrell Powe is considered to be an appealing pick to NFL scouts because of his big-play potential.
The 6'2", 330-pound Powe is a squatty powerhouse that although is built to be an ideal nose tackle in the recently trending 3-4 defensive fronts, he is also thought to be athletic enough to adapt to other four-front defensive systems.
Prior to his senior season at Ole Miss, Powe was a preseason All-American, and named as a candidate to the Lombardi, Outland and Bronko Nagurski lists, which led to a barrage of double-teams in 2010.
Despite the extra on-field attention by the opposition, Powe still managed 27 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks last year, as the Rebels’ team captain.
The off-field, or preseason, attention began following a junior campaign that witnessed Powe post 12 tackles for loss and 34 tackles, which garnered him second-team All-SEC honors.
A prep star from Waynesboro, Miss., Powe was a Parade All-American and participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.