Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?

Darius Powell: I think my biggest strengths are my burst off the line and my point of attack. I am all out pass rusher. I excel at getting to the QB. I think of myself as one of those special sack artists.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?

Darius Powell: First off to get with an NFL team and make an impact. I want to be one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

Scott Porter: Which NFL player reminds you of yourself and why?
Darius Powell: I would say Colts DE Dwight Freeney reminds me a lot of the same traits I have. We have the same first step off the ball with great quickness. We both love and excel at getting to the QB. I feel his talents mirror my talents.

Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest football accomplishments?

Darius Powell: Some of my greatest accomplishments include helping my team advance in our leagues 2009 Championship game. I also feel one of my greatest accomplishments was being recruited and offered a scholarship by North Carolina. Also, I am very accomplished sack artist.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?

Darius Powell: My High School football coach Marlon Curtis and Coach Blake at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I transferred from North Carolina and Coach Blake had a big influence while I was at North Carolina.

Scott Porter: What will you miss the most about college football?

Darius Powell: I will miss the fans and school in general.

Scott Porter: What do you think will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?

Darius Powell: I think getting more football savvy because you are playing against a lot of guys who have played at the pro level a long time who have the experience. I just need to get the things done needed and adjust smoothly.

Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until NFL draft time to prepare yourself?

Darius Powell: I am training every day with a trainer. I am working hard to get more explosive. I am working in Huntsville, AL with Andy McCoy at a place called Body Creation to get better and work hard to be prepared for my NFL future.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?

Darius Powell: I like lifting weight in my free time, playing video games and spending time with my family.