Meet Keandre Powell, 2022 NFL Draft prospect, DB, Central State

Central State University star defensive back Keandre Powell recently met NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Keandre Powell
  • Position: DB
  • College: Central State University
  • Height: 6’0 “
  • Weight: 188
  • Twitter: Iamkeandre_
  • Instagram: I_amkeandre

What makes you a top prospect in your 2022 NFL Draft?

I believe what makes me a top prospect is my versatility, I can play anywhere in the backfield or in LB position and always be around the ball.

At what age were you first interested in football?

7 when i started playing flag football i saw Randy Moss play and started using it in NFL 2k2

What’s the one thing the NFL teams should know about you?

My resilience. Time and time again throughout my life I have faced adversity that if the average person was in my shoes, they would not be able to overcome what I had to endure.

If you could donate to any cause around the world, what would it be?

If I could donate to a cause, it would be to a charity that takes care of family meals for downtown children and Christmas, clothes are distributed.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Opportunities don’t go away, they go to the next person (Bobby Rome) and never take advice from someone you would swap places with.

Who was your childhood hero?

My mother. With her being a single mom of 3, whenever we were through our griefs I always saw her doing her best to make something out of nothing. I’ve always sacrificed a lot to make sure we had what we needed so that we didn’t go without.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your school locker room?

Juwan Jones, this different man, he would tear us apart in scout teams every time he had the ball in his hands or had the chance. He’s got that crack speed

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Hitting while eating food honestly hate it like my guy you don’t have to chew your mouth open lol

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the most difficult moment in your life to overcome?

My hardest time to get over was dealing with my mom – my best friend died in a car accident before entering my senior season fall camp and taking guardianship from my little brother. It was an emotional roller coaster of how important this year was to us as a family. She passed away a week before my graduation party which she was excited to plan. Having that traumatic experience of getting that call at 3 a.m. and seeing your body on the scene on the highway, getting ready for a new season and continuing to produce is by far the most difficult I’ve ever had. had to face it and I couldn’t have been through it without God.

Tell me about your school and why is it so special to you?

My university is an HBCU, it is special to me because its small school college has players playing in top divisional colleges that we have all strived to play to grow. In addition, it brings me closer to the cultural offer of black colleges.

What’s your favorite snack?

Dawg pizza rolls, sausage and cheese pizza rolls

What’s the best part about football?

The unit that brings everyone together to watch us compete for something we all love to the best of our ability. The rivalries, the passion, the competitiveness of being a guy

If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say?

My family depends on me and I will be selfless enough to make sure I feed the family

If you could compare your game to an NFL player, who would it be?

Budda Baker, the dude is just always around the ball and all over the pitch. Real life wild

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  1. The first would be my mom if she was always there, every time we went out to eat it was a vibe, she was literally my best friend and it was easy to talk about anything that always made me smile.
  2. My Dawg Reg, he’s been locked up since I’ve known him and seeing him eat good home cooked food or go out would make me smile
  3. Bernie Mac man is just unintentionally funny

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