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2019 Fourth Round Pick (#123) - Ben Powers - Guard - Oklahoma

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NFL.com Scouting Report

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Overview
Rugged, three-year starter for well-regarded Oklahoma offensive line. Year playing junior college ball due to a lack of scholarship continues to feed his grudge-holding play demeanor on the field. Powers has decent play strength and operates with solid technique but lacks the bend and athletic ability teams look for in a starting guard. He could be a backup guard with a chance to work his way up the ladder for a team who values force over finesse.
Strengths
  • Carries burly, wide frame and fiery field demeanor
  • Has self-professed love for "taking a grown man's dreams and crushing them" on the field
  • Good core strength to handle upper-body power across from him
  • Shows potential to seal angle blocks and stalemate opponent as base blocker
  • Operates with square pads and possesses solid body composure and contact balance
  • Good use of hand positioning for improved leverage at the point of attack
  • Well-schooled in double teams and work-up blocks
  • Heavy-handed punch in pass pro with hands taking a straight path to defender's frame
  • Good twitch to snap and pass twisters to the tackle
  • Has some experience at both guards spots
Weaknesses
  • Tight in lower half, limiting pad level and leg drive as run blocker
  • Top-heavy, carrying disproportionate amount of mass from his waist up
  • Struggles to get hips snapped under him to secure his blocks
  • Limited athletically with below average lateral movement against interior quickness
  • Plays too upright in space
  • Mauls on second level and has issues against stick-and-move linebackers
  • Lack of length could make him susceptible against quality punch-and-shed defensive tackles

 

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Can definitely see why the FO would be interested in him - displays some good power and is familiar with an option offense

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11 hours ago, DreamKid said:

 

I love that he was looking right down the camera when he said it too xD

 

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6 hours ago, AFlaccoSeagulls said:

This dude is the real Big Ben of the AFCN.

Yup. And taking a grown man’s dreams is his super power.😎

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I like this dude. He has the same mauler mentality that Jensen had. Hopefully he turns out to be our future starting G

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Part of the reason we needed a guard. It felt like Nico's injury disrupted the line of succession at the position. Feel bad for the kid, he was a good prospect that would've fit in well with our current offense. Classic case of a severe injury robbing a player of his ability.

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On 4/29/2019 at 6:15 PM, DreamKid said:

Part of the reason we needed a guard. It felt like Nico's injury disrupted the line of succession at the position. Feel bad for the kid, he was a good prospect that would've fit in well with our current offense. Classic case of a severe injury robbing a player of his ability.

Yeah we usually don’t miss with quality mid round OL. Have to think he would’ve at least been average starter quality if not more.

Powers has enough skill to make some things happen for us for sure.

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