Oregon OL Jackson Powers-Johnson 'the talk of the town' at Senior Bowl
Oregon offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson is off to a roaring start at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, turning heads with a strong push in Mobile.
After spending a large portion of the 2022 season at right guard, Powers-Johnson transitioned to center for the 2023 season. Along the way, he became a stalwart for the Ducks and eventually captured the Rimington Trophy as the top center in the country.
Now at the Senior Bowl, Powers-Johnson continues to draw high marks for being powerful in the run game with remarkable technique. In fact, ESPN’s Matt Miller says the lineman is starting to generate buzz as a potential first-round pick in this year’s draft class.
Miller specifically cites 3 teams in the first round that could be landing spots for Powers-Johnson:
The talk of the town in Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday night was Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson. The 6-foot-3, 334-pound snapper is a powerful operator in the run game but showed remarkable technique and pacing during the first National practice. Scouts throughout the Senior Bowl events have been labeling Powers-Johnson as a potential late first-rounder — already a solid improvement to his draft stock. Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have been mentioned as potential landing spots inside the top 32 picks.
A potential cause for concern, ESPN’s Jordan Reid says Powers-Johnson left Wednesday’s practice early and did not return after impressing once again. Hopefully, it’s not an injury or serious setback with Powers-Johnson in the process of boosting an already strong case to be one of the top interior linemen selected in April.