Ben Powers

Oklahoma
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Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma
Hometown
Class
KS
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
307 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.40
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
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2019 Draft Results

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Ravens
Round 4 ‧ Pick 21
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The Wichita, Kansas, native started his collegiate career at home-state Butler Community College, where he was considered a top 40 junior college recruit nationally after the 2015 season. He stayed in the Midwest by signing with the Sooners and played well enough in his first season in Norman to earn honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades by starting the final 10 games at left guard. Powers garnered second-team all-conference as a junior, playing in all 14 games with 12 starts (10 at left guard, two at right guard). He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2018, starting all 14 games at left guard with the group that won the Joe Moore Award as the top offensive line in college football.
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Overview
Rugged, three-year starter for well-regarded Oklahoma offensive line. Year playing junior college ball due to a lack of scholarship continues to feed his grudge-holding play demeanor on the field. Powers has decent play strength and operates with solid technique but lacks the bend and athletic ability teams look for in a starting guard. He could be a backup guard with a chance to work his way up the ladder for a team who values force over finesse.
Strengths
  • Carries burly, wide frame and fiery field demeanor
  • Has self-professed love for "taking a grown man's dreams and crushing them" on the field
  • Good core strength to handle upper-body power across from him
  • Shows potential to seal angle blocks and stalemate opponent as base blocker
  • Operates with square pads and possesses solid body composure and contact balance
  • Good use of hand positioning for improved leverage at the point of attack
  • Well-schooled in double teams and work-up blocks
  • Heavy-handed punch in pass pro with hands taking a straight path to defender's frame
  • Good twitch to snap and pass twisters to the tackle
  • Has some experience at both guards spots
Weaknesses
  • Tight in lower half, limiting pad level and leg drive as run blocker
  • Top-heavy, carrying disproportionate amount of mass from his waist up
  • Struggles to get hips snapped under him to secure his blocks
  • Limited athletically with below average lateral movement against interior quickness
  • Plays too upright in space
  • Mauls on second level and has issues against stick-and-move linebackers
  • Lack of length could make him susceptible against quality punch-and-shed defensive tackles

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GRADE
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