Ourlads on Maurkice Pouncey
One of our favorite resources for player evaluation is Outlads Scouting Service, and here is what they had to say about the Steelers' first round draft pick:
Three-year starter that is a good athlete and plays with a good base. Exhibits impact, pop, and surge.
Gets some movement on short yardage and goal-line run plays. A knee bender with leg drive. Has the ability to regain body control and balance in pass pro.
Plays with attitude and aggression.
Can shadow pass rushers. Quick to react and recover to blitz pickup. Light feet and works to finish. Has the ability to quick position a defender with base leverage to run his feet on contact in the run game. Functional play strength and balance. Power in his hips and legs. Can block a moving target on pulls. Good lateral agility and quickness. Rimingon Award winner in 2009.
In a nutshell, he is smart, tough, motivated, and has a passion for the game. OSR: 34/40. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-26, 10-1.80).