USC linebacker Quinton Powell is set to join the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent, the player revealed on Instagram on Saturday night.
Although he didn’t hear his name called at the 2017 NFL Draft, USC linebacker Quinton Powell will get the opportunity to further his football career.
Powell is set to join the New Orleans Saints with a tryout as an undrafted free agent.
“Thank you for this lovely opportunity to continue to showcase my talents. @saints thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance to play another down of football,” Powell wrote on Instagram. “God is in control of everything that will happen next and I am ready for the next chapter in my life.”
Powell served as a back up linebacker throughout his career at USC. As a sophomore in 2014 he was honored as USC’s Special Teams Player of the Year.
After spending his first three years as a Trojan at outside linebacker, Powell moved inside for his senior campaign in 2106, tallying 13 tackles, including a tackle for loss and a sack. The player also returned a blocked punt nine yards as a special teams contributor.
Given his lack of production at the college level, Powell was not expected to be drafted but at an athletic 6-foot-2, 200 pounds he did hold potential as an undrafted free agent prospect.
The Saints have given him that opportunity.