Jalyn Powell: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Jalyn Powell
School: Youngstown State
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 197

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

​Goals for the season were to become the leader of secondary and defense, play hard every snap, and I wanted to lead my team in tackles this year.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Instinctive
Relentless
Tough

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I trained with Grossetti Performance in Pennsylvania.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

When watching film, first I like to find my mistakes and watch those so I can learn from them. Then I’ll watch the remainder of practice, game film, or our upcoming opponents’ film. When watching opponents’ film, I like to sort it out into runs and passes and study the certain blocking schemes and passing combinations that we could possibly see that week.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

I feel like I’m always around the football. I fly around and try and get to the ball each play. I feel like that puts me in position to make a lot of tackles and also make other plays too.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I will always play hard and give my all because I love to play football. I’m a father so I would be at home with my family majority of the time. Won’t be a guy that parties a lot. I want to be able to be a role model to the community that I go into and my hometown as well.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

I will show up ready to play wherever I get an opportunity. I will give my all every single day and prove to the organization that I am ready to play at that level.