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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jalen Powe, DB, Western Illinois

Jalen Powe Western Illinois
Jalen Powe the versatile defensive back from Western Illinois University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jalen Powe
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 220
  • Position: Nickel/Safety 
  • College: Western Illinois 
  • Twitter: @powejp26

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • The Point 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?
  • Move very well for being my size (6’0 220lbs) at a safety/Nickel. 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • Pay all of my parents debts and start a college fund for my son

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • Not having the grades in high school to be successful 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • Keep it real on and off the field. Keeps a great mood no matter what’s going 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Greg Benton

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Powedaddy

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. My dream job is to work for a big sports network

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • The Birth of my Son

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • Forever- Drake 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • Denzel Washington 

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • New England Patriots 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • Careful, dangerous when hot

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Losing a loved one

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Tre’Davious White

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Before I get to the stadium I make a great breakfast and then have a talk with my dad before the game and facetime with my son as well. Then watch my favorite TV show at the time. Then an hour before game time I pop my headphones in and get in the mood for the game.

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • I play MLB the Show and play lots of WarZone

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Eric Berry- cover skills and mindset is right on track with mine.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • The biggest influence in my life has to be my brother. He laid the groundwork out for me. He taught everything I need to know about football.

What motivates you to work hard?

  • My son, doubters and my family wanting my to be great 

Damond Talbot

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

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