Photo of Jerraud Powers
Grade
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  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 188LBS. Weight

Overview

An undersized cover corner, Powers quickly proved to be one of the better young corners in the SEC, earning SEC all-freshman team notice in 2006. Powers enjoyed the best season of his career as a sophomore, earning the Zeke Smith award as Auburn's top defensive player after registering 63 tackles and leading the Tigers with four interceptions. After establishing himself as a playmaker, opposing offenses elected not to challenge him as often in 2008 and that fact, along with a nagging hamstring injury, limited Powers to only 47 tackles and two interceptions. Scouts like Powers' experience (23 starts), production (136 tackles and six interceptions) and athleticism, but his lack of size and relatively disappointing junior season likely makes him a mid-round prospect, at best.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Short, but has a legitimate NFL build. ... At least adequate deep speed. ... Flashes an aggressive initial hand punch at the line of scrimmage. ... Good hip swivel to turn and run with receivers. ... Good agility and quickness out of his breaks to close on the ball. ... Peeks back at the quarterback and is willing to gamble. ... Can adjust his body in space to make the athletic interception. ... Rides receivers throughout the route and isn't intimidated by bigger receivers. ... Reliable open-field tackler who flashes some pop. ... Good agility to avoid blocks. Negatives: Might be too short to handle working on the outside. ... Good open-field tackler who flashes some pop, but his physicality hasn't translated into forced fumbles. ... Can be too aggressive. ... Has a tendency to bite on the fake and lacks the elite burst to recover when beaten initially. ... Fought a nagging hamstring pull as a junior.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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