Ty Powell, OLB

School: Harding  |  Conference: LSC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Marina, CA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 249 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Powell, a native of Marina, Calif., was a D2football.com 2nd Team All-America honoree in 2012 after leading the Bisons to a 9-2 record and its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance. Powell led Harding with 12.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks and blocked a school-record four kicks. Powell could be the first Harding player drafted since Bruce Baldwin was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1983 draft.
2011 Season
Transferred to Harding from DeAnza College in California...Started three games as a defensive back ... 7 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks...Had four tackles, including two sacks vs. Henderson state (9/10/11).
High School
A 2007 graduate of Seaside High School in California ... played quarterback and cornerback ... won the California state championship as a senior ... coached by Alfred Avila.
Born Apr. 27, 1988 ... Major: Kinesiology ... Parents: Patricia Frye.
04/21/2013 - ROB RANG'S 2013 NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: Ty Powell, Harding, 6-2, 249, 4.60 ...Having played defensive end, linebacker and safety for Harding, scouts knew Powell was versatile and he certainly appeared to be quite athletic. He demonstrated just how athletic at the combine, when he ranked among the most explosive in his position group in the vertical jump (37") and three-cone drill (6.98-seconds). The athleticism shows up on tape, as Harding has an explosive burst off the snap, as well as impressive change of direction. These traits helped him rack up 12 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks and block a school-record four kicks in 2012. Powell could hear his name called as early as the late third round. No Harding player has been selected in the draft since the Denver Broncos selected defensive back Bruce Baldwin in the fifth round 30 years ago.

Five Other Linebackers to Consider: 1. Michael Clay, Oregon, 6-0, 230, 4.74* ... 2. Jayson Dimanche, Southern Illinois, 6-1, 231, 4.58 ... 3. Brandon Hepburn, Florida A&M, 6-3, 240, 4.68 ... 4. Travis Long, Washington State, 6-4, 243, 4.76* ... 5. Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 237, 5.0 - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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