Experience at both guard/center - can play either position in NFL
Still has potential
Might not be a natural knee bender
Footwork needs to be polished
Seems to lack pass protection awareness
Rough transition from Florida's unorthodox blocking scheme
Technique can get sloppy
Doesn't always finish blocks
Summary: Pouncey is a talented player and should be an immediate starter in the league, but I don't think he is a better prospect than Alex Mack last year. Pouncey is a bit overhyped. His technique tends to get sloppy in the fourth quarter and I have concerns with him in pass protection at the next level against more athletic defensive tackles in a more complicated scheme. Pouncey will come off the board in the top 30 picks and could go as high as No. 18 to Pittsburgh or No. 19 to Atlanta. I have a low first-round grade on Pouncey.
Player Comparison: Andre Gurode. Gurode has a good skill set for a center with prototypical height and athleticism. He's a well-rounded player.