The New Orleans Saints conducted a private workout for California Golden Bears wide receiver Darius Powe on Monday, according to a report.
Per Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post and Houston Chronicle, you can add Darius Powe to the list of NFL Draft prospects who the New Orleans Saints got or will get a closer look at.
According to CalBears.com, Powe was a consistently productive member of the Cal football team in his four-year career who broke out in his senior year in 2015, posting career-highs in catches (47), receiving yards (560), and receiving touchdowns (8) with glorified draft prospect Jared Goff under center. The eight scores for Powe is tied for eighth-best in school history.
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In 46 games with 21 starts, Powe totaled 104 receptions for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2015, he helped lead the Golden Bears to their first winning season and bowl appearance since 2011, in addition to their first bowl win since 2008. Powe was ESPN’s No. 11 ranked wide receiver in the nation heading into college.
The New Orleans Saints continue to express a strong interest in drafting a wide receiver. However, Powe is somebody who will likely hit the market as an undrafted rookie. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, the Lakewood, CA native boasts ideal size along with excellent speed for the position.
He posted a 40-yard-dash time of 4.45 seconds at his pro day, an impressive accomplishment for his size, while also putting up a 10-foot broad jump. He’s definitely worth a look in the undrafted free agent market come the start of May. The New Orleans Saints, who were impressed with Powe on Monday, could probably use an additional big man.