Prospect

Photo of Mike Pouncey
Mike Pouncey (OL)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    303 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Florida
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Miami Dolphins
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 15 (15)

Pick Analysis: Tony Sparano decides to upgrade the Dolphins' running game by adding a tough interior blocker in Pouncey. He gives them an athletic power player with the skills to work effectively on the second level. Although the Dolphins could've opted to add a running back or quarterback at this selection, the addition of Pouncey provides a bigger impact to their offensive line.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.28 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump25.0 inch
  • Broad Jump96.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.66 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.64 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

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.


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.

Grade

8.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. First Draft: Mike Pouncey

    Published: March 16, 2011 at 03:57 p.m.

    Check out what drives Florida OL Mike Pouncey as he gets ready for the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. Gators gaining ground?

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 06:30 p.m.

    Did Florida OT Mike Pouncey and CB Ahmad Black improve their draft stock at their pro day? Path to the Draft has the answer.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Mike Pouncey

    Published: March 16, 2011 at 03:24 p.m.

    Watch top-rated OL Mike Pouncey work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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