BIO: Two-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who totaled 72/4/3 as a senior after a career-best 101 tackles the prior year.
POSITIVES: Hard-hitting safety best in the box. Displays a good head for the ball, quickly diagnoses plays and goes hard after the ballhandler. Always willing to mix it up, throws his shoulders into the pile and is effective facing the quarterback. Displays adequate sideline-to-sideline range and works well with cornerbacks.
NEGATIVES: Not a flashy or sudden defender. Lacks top speed to the flanks. Struggles in man-to-man coverage situations.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working defender consistently productive in college, Powell projects as a back-up for a zone system in the NFL. Should excel on special teams.