SB Nation New York 2011 NFL Mock Draft: With 19th Pick, Giants Select ...

Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida.

This is really the ideal draft scenario for the New York Giants. Several players likely to be on their draft board — defensive tackles Corey Liuget (Illinois) and Muhammad Wilkerson (Temple), offensive tackle Gabe Carimi and linebacker Akeem Ayers are all still available.

The pick, though, is Pouncey. He is good value at this point in the draft — SB Nation’s Mocking The Draft ranks him 22nd overall among prospects.

Pouncey also fills the positions where the Giants have the biggest holes — guard and center. With center Shaun O’Hara and guard Rich Seubert both question marks due to age and injury, fortifying the interior of the offensive line is critical for the Giants.

Here is part of what MTD says about Pouncey in its scouting report:

Pouncey is a good athlete overall and with his foot quickness, balance, and good understanding of the guard/center position will make an immediate contribution to whomever drafts him. … Pouncey will be an outstanding professional.

Giants General Manager Jerry Reese loves his defensive linemen, and I can also see him passing on Pouncey and grabbing either Wilkerson or Liuget with this selection. As much as linebacker is a need, Ayers is considered a reach here and Reese is not usually prone to reaching for positional need.

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