Tyvis Powell

Ohio State
Safety #23
Junior 6’3″ 211

Ohio State Buckeyes safety Tyvis Powell (23) carries the ball evading Indiana Hoosiers safety Zeke Walker (6) following his interception in the fourth quarter of their game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on November 22, 2014. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)
(Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)
  • National champion with three year experience; started five games his redshirt freshman season
  • Graduated in three and half years.
  • Prototypical height, weight, speed combo (4.46 40 time)
  • Performed well in vert/broad jump and 3 cone/shuttle; showed he’s a great overall athlete.
  • Wasn’t asked to do a whole lot at Ohio State with an abundance of talent around him.
  • Showed the ability to come out of cuts and break on the ball really with quickness and not too much wasted movement
  • Pretty twitchy on tape for a big safety.
  • Always seemed to be in a good position to disrupt passes; showed good ball skills to capitalize on chances (8 career interceptions)
  • Had a bad habit of getting caught inside on runs which allowed some big gains to the outside; also took a few bad angles.
  • Patrols the centerfield well reading the QB; effortlessly adjusts and shows great range to routinely make plays on the ball.
  • Not an intimidating tackler as his size may suggest, and needs to improve consistency as a tackler.

*Report by Erik Olson

Tyvis Powell is the lesser known member of the dynamic safety duo at Ohio State. His counterpart Von Bell is thought of as a possible late first round pick and was a top 50 recruit. Powell was only a 2 star recruit and is currently viewed as a mid-round pick. However, after starring on the Combine, Powell’s stock is on the rise. As evaluators go back to the tape, they will see a prospect who showcases a lot more than just immense physical tools. Powell puts himself in the position to make plays in coverage and has the ball skills to capitalize on those opportunities. If he can show more discipline with his tackling and run defense, Tyvis Powell has a chance to be a great player in the NFL.

Pro comp:  Roman Harper

NFL draft value:  2nd-3rd round

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