Jackson Powers-Johnson continues dominance while at the NFL Combine

Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson (OL58).
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson (OL58). / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The best center in the nation is former Oregon Duck Jackson Powers-Johnson. The winner of the Rimington Trophy for the most outstanding center in NCAA DI college football, Powers-Johnson excelled during the 2023 season and at the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Hoping to continue his dominant style of play, Powers-Johnson took the field at the NFL Combine to further boost his draft stock.

Jackson Powers-Johnson – Vertical Jump

Powers-Johnson wowed the crowd during the group’s vertical jump competition. Finishing 15th out of the 53 linemen who took part in the drill, he flew up to the 32-inch mark and came down with a splash.

The power shown in the lineman’s vertical leap helped to cement his worth going into the 2024 NFL Draft. Not only does he have quick hands and adept reactions on the field, he has the necessary power to excel at the professional level.

Powers-Johnson’s ability to get up off the ground compensates for what he lacks in physical stature.

Jackson Powers-Johnson – Broad Jump

Compared to the vertical jump, Powers-Johnson struggled slightly in the broad jump. Landing 38th out of 49 offensive linemen participating in drills on the Combine's final day, Powers-Johnson jumped to the 8-foot, 8-inch mark and finished in the bottom half of the pack.

While Powers-Johnson didn’t partake in all of the on-field drills, the Duck’s ability to command an offensive line and control a defensive line was proven throughout the season and during the Senior Bowl. 

Beyond the football field, Powers-Johnson has proven himself as a leader… and a foodie.

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