Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:47 AM
MIKE POUNCEY: Florida, 6053 303 5.18. Three-year starter. Twin brother of Steelers’ first round draft choice Maurkice Pouncey. Our top guard or center, but is versatile enough to back up every position on the offensive line. Some ball clubs prefer him at guard and others at center. He struggled on short snaps in the shotgun where every snap was an adventure early in 2010. Can turn the down defender with strong leg action and sure hands. Good effort and body control. Effective downfield on the Utah pass. Good in space to adjust and sustain his block. Powerful blocker who can roll his hips to shock and control the down defender. Too tall to bend and play with leverage at center. Feisty and competitive. Plays with an ornery streak. Relishes contact. A mauler on down blocks. Good hip and knee flexibility at guard where he can change direction and move in on a moving target and finish his block. Good effort to seal on the second level and block downfield. Good lateral agility and quickness versus a slant move. Explosive punch and use of hands. Gains control and locks out. Has the ability to create separation. Plays on his feet. In pass protection he plays in a pre-set stance with a good base and balance. Can slide, mirror, and adjust his feet. As a freshman he moved from the offensive line to the defensive line because of injuries and played in every game. Did not bench by his choice. OSR:35/49. First/second round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.80).