The Kansas City Chiefs made Mississippi NT Jerrell Powe the No. 199 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Chiefs' second pick of the fifth round.
Arrowhead Pride readers loved the pick - over 95% approval in fact - and we'll naturally be posting more and more Powe in the coming days and weeks. To kick off getting to know Jerrell Powe, I've posted a clip of him being interviewed at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.
This interview will help you get to know the Chiefs' sixth round pick, what he's like and how he carries himself. Please note, Powe has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and you may notice him mixing a few things up in the interview. Please be considerate in your comments about this.
I've transcribed some of the more interesting points Powe mentioned, after the jump. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
On his best attributes
"I think I push the pocket well, take on double teams well. I'm willing to lower my shoulder for the team."
How the SEC prepared him for the NFL
"I think it prepared me a lot. You can always learn something at each level of the game. The physicality of playing in the SEC, the speed of the game, I think it won't be as hard going to the next level."
Defensive scheme he is most comfortable in
"I can play the 3-technique so I'm not just a 3-4 guy. I mean, that is my biggest strength, playing in the 3-4, playing the noseguard. I can play the 4-3 or the 3-4."
On declaring last year
"I definitely put some thought in it. But I wanted to get closer to getting a degree. That's the most important thing, the thing my mom always asked me to do. I also wanted to prove a lot of people wrong, who thought I would never be in the position I am today."
Watch the full video here.