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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Drew Powell, QB, Livingstone College

Livingstone College quarterback Drew Powell is a good prospect with a strong arm
Livingstone College quarterback Drew Powell is a good prospect with a strong arm

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What is your name?

Drew Powell

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2″ 225

What is your position?


Where did you play college football?

Livingstone College

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

Handed out clothes and toys to under privileged children for Christmas.

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

Psychology but I got an A.

Where are you from?

Upper Marlboro, MD

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad because I know he will be smiling from ear to ear when he reads this.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Swimming

Did you play any other positions in football?

Linebacker, Safety, and Running Back

At your position, what separates you from others?

My preparation, attention to detail, and toughness.

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

I look at what kind of front the team runs, the team speed, and their favorite coverages in certain situations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Stephen Williams LB, ECSU

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

Cam Newton because of my ability to dominate a game while having fun.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Teaching myself how to throw with my left hand being naturally right handed after burning my right hand on a iron when I was younger. I over came that with repetition and finding a way.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes I to my favorite song 56 Nights by YFN Lucci just before I leave the locker room and run out the tunnel on my “airplane” nd take a knee at the 20 yard line and say my pre-game prayer.

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

Being overlooked, it’s definitely an uphill battle as far as getting notoriety.

drewWhat is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes getting caught up in the game and trying to do to much.

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

I’m the best guy for the job because I learn fast, I work hard and I have a huge chip on my shoulder.

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

Sean Taylor / Redskins

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

Muhammad Ali, Sean Taylor, and Martin Luther King.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A car probably an Audi.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Neither I don’t drink soda.
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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