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Grade
8.17 ?
  • 5.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 96.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Pouncey is arguably this class' top interior offensive line prospect. He has outstanding football IQ and the ability to become a pro-bowl starter at guard or center. Has great feet needed to mirror pass rushers and pull down the line. Uses his hands well when battling in pass protection. Shows his understanding of the game when recognizing blitzers and effectively combo blocking with teammates. Plays with passion and aggressiveness and has the work-ethic to continue to improve. Defensive tackles with more size and strength than Pouncey can be his kryptonite but there aren't many holes in this guy's game. A first round prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Pouncey has great size and speed for an interior offensive lineman and will remind most of his twin brother Maurkise (Steelers; first round 2010). Has a ton of playing experience at guard and center. Displays elite awareness and discipline. Plays with a mean streak. Can mirror quick defensive tackles. Uses quick first step and sound positioning in the running game.

Weaknesses

Struggled making shotgun snap early during senior season. Occasionally beat by the bull rush when defensive tackle has more natural size and strength. Not a true road-grader as a run blocker, again struggling at times against a heavier opponent. Will miss his target on the edge or at the second level in space on occasion.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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