2017 NFL Draft

Ty Powell, OLB

School: Harding  |  Conference: LSC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Marina, CA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 249 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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

03/06/2013 - 2013 Harding Pro Day: Backed by a strong NFL Scouting Combine effort and now a quality workout at Harding College's pro day, Tyanthony "Ty" Powell is looking like a mid-round draft choice come late April. Powell (6-foot-2 1/8, 246 pounds) was one of three players who worked out for seven teams outdoors on FieldTurf in 43-degree weather in Searcy, Ark.

Powell - who has played defensive end, safety and now linebacker - stood on his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the vertical jump and three-cone drill). Indianapolis Colts linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald led Powell through a workout that lasted for about an hour. Powell, who is being checked out as a linebacker by NFL teams, looked good in the drills and displayed exceptional ball skills. Powell could be drafted as high as the fourth round and become the first player drafted from Harding in 30 years. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/05/2013 - Harding football will host a National Football League Pro Day on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at First Security Stadium. Pro Days are scheduled and directed by the NFL and are allow NFL scouts, coaches and player personnel to see professional hopefuls in action. Harding's Ty Powell, Jasper Bodiford and Roderick Cohn will participate in the Pro Day and will be put through drills by NFL scouts and coaches.

Powell, a native of Marina, Calif., has participated in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine since concluding his senior season at Harding. He was a 2nd Team All-America honoree by D2football.com. Bodiford, who hails from Riviera Beach, Fla., had 32 tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss as a senior defensive back. Cohn, a native of Long Beach, Calif., had 18 tackles, an interception and four pass breakups at cornerback. The Pro Day is free and open to the public. - Harding football


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