Miami Dolphins draft Mike Pouncey with No. 15 overall pick
Mike Pouncey won't have to travel too far to begin his NFL career.
The Miami Dolphins made the former Florida offensive lineman the No. 15 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Mike joins his twin brother, Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, as a first-round NFL Draft pick.
Maurkice was the No. 18 overall pick in last year's draft.
Mike Pouncey played offensive and defensive line during his freshman season in 2007, recording eight tackles and an interception in four starts.
In his sophomore and junior seasons, Pouncey started at right guard and helped lead the Gators to back-to-back SEC East titles and the 2008 national championship.
His efforts at the guard position earned him an All-American nod following the 2009 campaign.
Mike moved to center to take the place of Maurkice in 2010 and after some early struggles with snapping the ball, he came into his own at his new position.
Pouncey's versatility, his experience at multiple positions, and his leadership skills make this a very good, though unexpected, pick for the Dolphins.
Here's a recent segment of ESPN's Sports Science that featured Mike Pouncey. Pouncey's blocking and snapping skills were tested. Something tells me John Brantley didn't "catch" this episode.