Defensive Ends (Defensive Linemen): Here’s the seventh of a series of articles and first for the defense, looking specifically at the NFL combine and the Packers’ drafting tendencies. (Read here for the rationale for this series, here for quarterbacks, here for running backs, here for wide receivers, here for tight ends, here for offensive tackles and here for offensive interior linemen).
Mike Pouncey started his college career by moving from the offensive line to the defensive line as a true freshman. He started the last four games of 2007, finishing with eight tackles and an interception. He moved back to the offensive line in 2008 and started the next 28 games at right guard. After his brother, Maurkice, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike took over as the Gators’ center for his senior season.