The Kansas City Chiefs have a new nose tackle in Ole Miss standout Jerrell Powe.
Prior to the draft, FanSided’s NFL Draft site NFL Mocks had an opportunity to speak with Powe. Here is some of what he had to say:
Does he model his game after anyone specifically?
“I think Vince Wilfork. I’m not as big as him, but I try to simulate him and Casey Hampton as far as controlling the line.”
Powe also told me that his parents have been the biggest influence in his life and his career, and that they have helped him make right decisions. Perhaps the most important thing we talked about was with my last question, when I asked Powe if there was something that readers might not know about him.
“I’m a very emotional player. I’m not the person that people make me out to be, especially when I was trying to go to school. I’m a likable person. Everything they said about me was false. That was just people riding on the big man, and trying to keep me down. I’m a fighter and I don’t give up.”
His biggest strength as a player?
“My biggest strength is anchoring the line, controlling my gap. A lot of people like to say I don’t pass rush well, but you don’t see many nose guards with more than five sacks. Holding double teams for the linebackers also.”
Check out Powe’s entire interview over at NFL Mocks!