Name: Shaquille “Shaq” Powell
School: Alabama State University
Position: Center/Offensive Guard/Offensive Tackle
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
A few of my goals for this season was to have a dominate season and lead my team to win the SWAC championship along with the Celebration Bowl. Another goal of mine was to have the most offensive yards in the conference.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Physical, Athletic, and Smart.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
This offseason, I’ve been in Miami training with Pete Bommarito. Him and his staff have done a great job improving me on and off the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When it comes to studying film, I look at the whole defense from the defensive line to the safeties. I’ll look at how the defensive lineman rushes and if he haves any moves. I also look at how well can he stop the run and does he change up his stance throughout the film. I look for any stunts and blitz’s the defense may do. For linebackers and the secondary, I look at how well they shed blocks because that’ll let me know how I need to break down on them as I approach them and what angles to take, so I don’t miss them.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other players is my attitude and style of play. I’m physical, athletic, and smart. I’m guaranteed to get the job done no matter what. I also can play every position on the offensive line which separates me from a lot of others.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’ll bring so much to a team and offensive line unit because I’m coachable and very competitive. I will also bring a great positive attitude and very nasty and physical demeanor.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m a very smart, physical, dominate, and coachable player who’s play would stand out for whichever team gives me an opportunity to showcase my talents. I’m a one of a kind player who can play whichever position and get the job done easily.