Tydreke Powell, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report

This is the official scouting report for North Carolina defensive tackle Tydreke Powell. Be sure to check out all of our scouting reports here at NFL Mocks.


6’2″ 311 pounds, 32.5″ arm length, 10 1/8″ hands

5.36 forty yard dash, 29 bench press reps, 28.5″ vertical, 99″ broad jump, 7.31 3 cone drill, 4.62 20 yard shuttle


Projected Round: 5th or 6th

Stats: (through December 2nd)

2011: 45 tackles, 4.4 TFL, 1 sack, 1 int

Scouting Report

Had to wait his turn behind Marvin Austin and Cam  Thomas, but really had an excellent junior season where he finished with 47 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two tackles for a loss along with a forced fumble. Has been very productive for the Heels as a rotational tackle, and really showed that he could take on double teams and create opportunities for others as the main man in the middle last year. This is a guy who will be 24 years old when he starts his first NFL game, so he could fall a bit due to that fact, but he is a productive gap clogging tackle. He could be a real force, and while his stats won’t jump off the page, he makes plays for the guys around him like Quinton Coples and Donte Paige-Moss. Having a similar senior season statistically to his junior season. Doesn’t get a great jump off the snap and obviously doesn’t rack up a lot of tackles either, so you have to think his stock could take a hit as a result.

PROS: Gap clogger, good size, solid starting experience, can command a double team, allows players behind him to make plays, powerful,

CONS: Doesn’t always give consistent effort, not always quick off the snap, with his size and strength, shouldn’t lose as many one-on-one battles as he does, a little older, not a great pass rusher


2010 – Junior Season
Team captain • One of only two UNC defensive players to start all 13 games • Finished the regular season with 47 tackles, three tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one forced fumble • Made two tackles in the Music City Bowl win over Tennessee • Posted two tackles in the win at Duke • Made four stops vs. NC State and Virginia Tech • Had three tackles in the win at Florida State • Assisted on a tackle for loss and had three tackles against William & Mary • Registered a sack and had two tackles at Miami • Made two tackles at Virginia • Posted four tackles in the 21-16 win vs. Clemson • Had three tackles against ECU • Made a season-high seven stops and assisted on a sack in a 17-13 win at Rutgers • Posted six tackles against Georgia Tech • Recorded five tackles, including a 21-yard sack, and forced a fumble against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

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