2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report: UNC Tar Heel DT Tydreke Powell


The college football season is officially over and only the Superbowl lies ahead of us in the NFL.  That means it’s Draft time for 30 of the leagues 32 teams.  With so many prospects to scout, workout, interview, study film, teams are getting prepared for April’s Draft today.  Meanwhile yesterday’s college stars are preparing themselves for their chance at the games highest level.  Including a few of our favorite UNC Tar Heels.

For our scouting report series on Tar Heel NFL hopefuls we’ve teamed up with NFLMock.com the networks experts on everything surrounding the NFL Draft.  Keeping It Heel would like to thank Sayre Bedinger, Jesse Bartolis the lead editors at NFLMock.com  for generously offering to share their UNC reviews with Tar Heel nation.  And of course the entire staff at NFLMock.com for sharing their hard work.  Check out NFLMock.comfor expert analysis of all the top NFL prospects. In our third edition today, we’re featuring Defensive Tackle Tydrede PowellFor the first edition 0n WR Dwight Jones click HERE for part two on DE Quinton Coples click HERE

This scouting report was written by Sayre Bedinger

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


6’3″ 310 pounds


Projected Round: 3rd-4th


2011: 46 tackles, 4.4 TFL, 1 sack, 1 int, 3 pd

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