He needed plenty of motivation to get his weight down to a reasonable level. He was 384 pounds when he first practiced with the Rebels three years ago, and carrying all that weight slowed him down. He dropped below 350 last year and started to show some of that promise. He finished with 12 tackles for loss, eighth in the SEC, and three sacks with 10 starts at tackle.
He had enough success that it fed an offseason workout frenzy, and Powe 2.0 is something to behold on the practice field. Consider the time he ran down Jesse Grandy, the Rebels’ fastest player, on a reverse during spring practice.