When defensive end/outside linebacker Ronald Powell joined the Florida Gators in 2010, he was considered the top overall high school prospect in the country.
Powell was excellent as a freshman, finishing with 32 tackles, nine for loss and six sacks, but tore his ACL in 2012 and struggled to adapt to a new system after Urban Meyer quit and he was replaced by Will Muschamp.
Still, NFL teams like Powell’s size (6’3, 237 pounds) and his speed (he ran a 4.65 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine) and several are especially interested in Powell.
According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun and The National Football Post, Powell visited the Oakland Raiders and has worked out for the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts.
University of Florida outside linebacker Ronald Powell has visited the Oakland Raiders and conducted private workouts for the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.
He’s also drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints.
Powell recorded 26 tackles, seven for loss and four sacks in 2013.