Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Florida center predicts he'll be a Cowboy
By Calvin Watkins
Twitter is a beautiful thing.
Florida center Mike Pouncey, who visited Valley Ranch on Wednesday, said on Twitter he expects to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.
"Headed back to Pittsburgh ... would be shocked if i wasn't in a dallas uniform nxt year! The draft is april 28th so we will see ... To all the steelers fans i would love to be playing for the steelers and if i had a choice i would but it isnt my choice ...
The Cowboys have been projected in several mock drafts to take either USC tackle Tyron Smith or Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara. Two recent mock drafts -- by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper -- have the Cowboys drafting Smith.
McShay has Pouncey being selected by the Miami Dolphins at No. 15, while Kiper has him going to the New York Giants at No. 19.
It's interesting if the Cowboys do pick a center/guard over a tackle. Despite going to the Pro Bowl last season, center Andre Gurode has knee issues that concern the organization. Left guard Kyle Kosier is a free agent who will turn 33 in November. And while Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett would like to bring Kosier back, his age could be a concern. If you can get younger at this position, a team should do it.
The Cowboys' other guard, Leonard Davis, didn't have his best season in 2010, but it would seem he would return in 2011.