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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Rashuad Powell Sr., DE, Northwestern State

Rashuad Powell Sr., DE, Northwestern State
Rashuad Powell Sr the solid pass rusher from Northwestern State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Rashuad Powell Sr
  • Position: Defensive End and Outside linebacker
  • College: Prairie View and Northwestern State
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 230
  • Twitter: Thereal88_
  • Instagram: shuad___

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft

  • I can play multiple positions and most importantly I can rush the passer. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • The age of 6 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • That I’m a team player and I hold my teammates accountable. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

  • Do what’s best for you and your family 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • My moms she is the strongest person I know.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • When my son put his hand in my food or drink 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • My recovery after my heart surgery. The type of heart problem I had was called coronary anomaly that’s when one part of your heart wasn’t getting enough oxygen and blood. I was told before my surgery doctors said that it was highly doubtful to play again. Me see kids with the same scare as me. The doctor’s visits, all the test I had to do to get back on the field it was tough cause it was always something new that pushed my clear date back. Then once I did get cleared it’s trying to get back to a football shape and having the coach trust me enough to know that me and my heart was ok and it wasn’t a problem. 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Gumbo

What is the best part of football? 

  • The chills/goosebumps you get on playing the sport. Practice or games don’t matter just that feeling of playing a game that you love every day.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • Rashuad is relentless and has passion for this sport and he plays with a chip on his shoulder.

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

  • Jadeveon Clowney the way he gets to the passer the passion he plays with every time he plays. His speed to power his pursuit to the ball away from the play and his slight finesse moves. I use to watch his college tape before every game to get me ready to play.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  • 1 )  My dad just so I can talk to him again like we used to. 2) Demario Davis he is one of my favorite players in the league now. 3) Chandler Jones because I love the way he gets to the quarterback.

Damond Talbot

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