August 15, 2007

Powers playing at a high level

It's no big secret that Jerraud Powers is a good college football player. The sophomore cornerback has already shown that in his two-plus years at Auburn.

After a redshirt season, Powers played in all 13 games last season, blocking a punt against No. 1 Florida that was returned for the go-ahead touchdown. He was named Freshman All-SEC after finishing the season with 26 tackles and four pass breakups.

But so far this fall, Powers is playing at a different level.

The Decatur, Ala., native has been AU's top playmaker in the secondary during two-a-days, grabbing a starting position from senior Pat Lee. His play as earned almost daily praise from defensive coordinator and secondary coach Will Muschamp.

"He's first-team at the corner and first-team at the nickel right now and deservedly so," said Muschamp. "He's done really well."

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