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Maurkice Pouncey

Maurkice Pouncey
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Center

Florida


College Position: Center
School: Florida
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-5
Weight: 315
Birthdate: 07-24-1989
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Center (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st round with the #18 pick.
After watching their poor line play last season cost them a playoff spot the Steelers focus on upgrading the interior line with Maurkice Pouncey. Without Ben Roethlisberger under center for 4-6 games, the Steelers will need to regain offensive balance and run the football effectively in 2010. Pouncey is an athletic interior lineman who can effectively reach the second level as a blocker. He will likely start right away at right guard before eventually transitioning to his natural center position.

Strengths

  • By far the best center prospect in the class
  • In addition to center, Pouncey has 11 starts at guard
  • Finishes blocks on nose tackles without requiring help from guards
  • Excellent blocker in space. Makes key blocks on linebackers to open up draw plays. Has an opportunity to be top flight guard as well
  • Firm understanding of pass protection. Allows for quarterback to step up into the pocket
  • Gets 2nd round grade for position scarcity as much as his talent
 

Weaknesses

  • Occasionally misses a blitz pickup on running plays
  • Still learning the position. Played guard throughout high school
  • Technique can be lacking at times. Sometimes a superior talent like Pouncey is used to dominating on ability alone

News

2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC North - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: Offensive Lineman and Tight Ends - Feb 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 Interior Offensive Linemen - Jun 21 (Dan Wernery)

Mock Draft Results


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