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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Powell, TE, University of New Hampshire

UNH tight end Jordan Powell has the NFL size and abilities to succeed at the next level

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Jordan Powell

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3” 250

What is your position?

Tight End

Where do you play college football?

University of New Hampshire

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Helped coach summer football camps for kids grade 4 and up

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Psych Stats

Where are you from?

Toms River, New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why?

Ladainian Tomlinson because of the way he played the game of football and because of his character off the field. Never put himself first, was always a team player.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, lacrosse

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I played OLB, and in college I also long/short snap

At your position, what separates you from others?

Definitely my blocking in the run game, and my ability to catch the ball in traffic

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I start by watching the DE/DT alignments pre-snap, looking for indicators of blitz or twist then study their pass rush moves to see what they do a lot. Then I watch the coverages, looking at the safety’s/corners pre-snap and post-snap alignments. I pay particular attention to the leverage that LB’s and DB’s play in certain coverages.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

DE from Maine, Trevor Bates

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Gronk minus the injuries. Everyone knows he can catch and run with the ball, but he’s basically another offensive lineman when it comes to blocking in the run game. His style of play is physical, and he doesn’t shy away from taking the hit if it means he’s going to catch the ball.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really. I listen to the same kind of music before every game and just dial myself in.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

The level of competition that I’ve played against is not quite that of the FBS, so I need to prove that I can line up against anyone and still play my game.

Jordan Powell

What is your biggest strength?

My knack for catching and holding onto the ball. I’ve never turned the ball over whenever it was in my possession.

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m going to say making people miss after the catch.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I am an extremely hard working and determined football player. Anything that is asked of me I will try to the best of my ability to accomplish. Give me the chance and I wouldn’t disappoint.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

The Chargers because of LT. Amazing player on and off the field.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Warren Buffet, Tom Brady, Travis Kelce

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A car

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NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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