Thursday, April 28, 2011
Dolphins address interior with Pouncey
By Tim Graham
The Miami Dolphins filled a glaring need by drafting Florida center Mike Pouncey with the 15th overall selection Thursday night.
Why the Dolphins took him: Head coach Tony Sparano has struggled to find stability on his interior offensive line for years. Pouncey is considered the best interior lineman in this year's draft. He played center for the Gators but might play guard. The Dolphins have had a different opening day center the past three seasons.
How it affects the roster: The Dolphins re-signed left guard Richie Incognito before the draft. Sophomore right guard John Jerry was a third-round pick last year. That means incumbent center Joe Berger probably is in trouble.
Scouts Inc. says: He's a fighter. Tough, hard-nosed player with a mean streak. Has some fist-fighter qualities and backs down to nobody. Not cheap but definitely works through the whistle. Plays with an aggressive attitude and not afraid to mix it up.