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100 in 100: Maurkice Pouncey (57 of 100)

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Maurkice Pouncey played his college football at the University of Florida and is considered to be the number one center entering the 2010 NFL Draft. As a freshman, Pouncey started 11 out of 13 games and has started every game since. Pouncey has a brother that also plays for Florida; a twin brother to be exact. Maurkice and Mike, helped to provide a solid wall of protection for Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow. Side by side through childhood and side by side on the grid iron, the Pouncey twins will finally be seperated as one decided to enter the NFL while the other decided to stay back and finish school. Maurkice has been noted as being a versatile player as he can play both center and guard, although he is better at the center position which is what he will most likely be drafted as. Whatever team lands Pouncey is going to be very pleased in his work eithic. I have only heard and seen good things and believe he has a very good chance to be successful at the next level. He helped Florida to one National Championship and winning records in each year that he was there.

Below, we'll look a little bit deeper in to the career of Maurkice Pouncey. After that I will provide a projection.

 

There wasn't any individual highlights that I could find on Maurkice Pouncey but this was an interesting little piece on the twins. Enjoy.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2007 Freshman All-American First Team
  • 2009 All-SEC First Team
  • 2009 All-American

NO CAREER STATS AVAILABLE

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

Pouncey will potentially be a starter immediately in the NFL. Of course he will have to go through rookie mini's, OTA's, training camp, and preseason to earn that spot but he has the skill-set and intelligence to make that happen. There is also the chance that he could be plugged in at Guard first and moved over to center later on much like Eric Heitmann did early on for the 49ers. Pouncey could end up being a late 1st Round depending on how things go, but I see him as more of a solid 2nd Round selection.

Possibilities -- 1st Round: Picks 20-32, 2nd Round Picks 33-64.

 

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