Player Profile: Jerrell Powe

Written by Chris Lomas on September 28, 2010

Jerrell Powe

Position: DT School: Ole Miss
Height: 6’2" Weight: 320 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.15
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10

Defensive Line Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8
Pass Rushing 8
Awareness 8
Hand Placement 8

Explanation of Player Grading System

The Breakdown

Jerrell Powe has changed a lot since he started playing for Ole Miss in 2008. Weighing in at a monstrous 383 lbs the 6-2 defensive tackle has lost over 60 lbs in the last 2 years and is now an athletic 320 lbs. Projected originally as a nose tackle on the next level he is now likely better suited as a 3 technique guy as he continues to lose weight. As a run stopper he is close to prototypical eating up lots of real estate in the middle. Powe possesses excellent upper and lower body strength, overpowering most blockers and exhibiting the ability to sit in his base, maintain leverage, and anchor at the point of attack. His lateral movement and ability to move down the line are still areas of improvement. As well, his stack and shed ability needs to improve where he still displays an inability to quickly disengage from blockers. When rushing the passer he possesses a quick and explosive step off the snap, showcasing a strong punch on contact. Now he is not yet a dominate pass rushing tackle like a McCoy or a Suh, he does exhibit the ability to create a push up the middle, where he maintains good pad level and consistently use leverage to close in the pocket. Technically he is not quite there, still failing to properly use his hands to keep defenders away from his frame. As well he has yet to develop any solid push rushing moves. Overall, Powe is a great story and as he has lost weight he has matured as a leader on the Ole Miss team, displaying a great work ethic on the field and in the classroom. He will likely be drafted as a 3 technique player in the first 20 picks of the 2011 draft.


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Full report coming soon!


Full report coming soon!


2009 Junior played in 13 games, 10 as a starter. 2008 Sophomore played in 12 games. 2007 academically ineligible

Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-SEC.


Criminal Justice major at Ole Miss.


No known history of injuries.

Athletic Experience

Played on high school basketball team.


Nothing of note.


No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 34 25 9 2 1 0 0
2008 7 5 2 1 0 1 0

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