The most interesting news of the day comes from Mike Pouncey himself who apparently is convinced that the Dallas Cowboys will be taking him with the No. 9 overall pick. Pouncey tweets “headed back to pittsburgh…. would be shocked if i wasnt in a dallas uniform nxt year! The draft is april 28th so we will see….”
Pouncey’s draft stock is definitely on the rise but no would have expected him to enter the top-ten picks of this years draft. Keep in mind that this is just his impression of how things went during the interview but his comment was pretty direct. Pouncey is seen as a solid player but his stock is no doubt influenced by the strong play of his brother Marquis. Taking him at No. 9 would be a reach by the Cowboys but trading back a few picks and ensuring that they’re ahead of teams like the New York Giants should give them a good shot at landing him and adding an additional draft pick.
This years NFL Draft seems like it’s going to be more interesting than usual and that’s really saying something. Maybe the draft should be moved ahead of free agency every year. Teams could head into the draft looking to fill roster holes and whatever they’re not able to solidify can be addressed in the free agent market. This could limit the amount of bad contracts that are given out to players to some degree. What do you think about the idea?