LIVE Coverage: 2011 NFL Draft – April 28-30

Welcome to OGGOA‘s live coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft. We will be with you throughout the three-day event, with comprehensive coverage of each round live.

Follow along with us live and check back often to find out a plethora of information every time a former Florida Gators player is drafted.

Round 1 – No. 15
Mike Pouncey, C/G
Miami Dolphins

Height: 6’5″ – Weight: 303 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: The consensus top-rated interior lineman in the draft, Pouncey has all the makings of a NFL starter at either center or guard. Though he had some struggles in the middle of the line at the beginning of his senior year, he settled down after a few starts and impressed scouts considerably both throughout the season and at Pro Day. His football IQ, strength and footwork are all top-notch, as are his intangibles like passion, aggressiveness and work ethic.

OGGOA REPORT: Dolphins nab Gators C/G Mike Pouncey with No. 15 overall pick in first round of 2011 NFL Draft

Round 2 – No. 31 (63 overall)
Marcus Gilbert, OT
Pittsburgh Steelers

Height: 6’6″ – Weight: 330 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: The sole Florida player to actually climb up draft boards since the season ended, Gilbert has proved to scouts and coaching staffs that he is able to take advantage of his size while maintaining his balance during blocks. He projects as a right tackle in the NFL but some teams believe he may perform better as a guard for the long run. At either position, he is considered to be starting-caliber and could do so as soon as his rookie season (depending on team need).

OGGOA REPORT: Steelers add Gators OT Marcus Gilbert with No. 63 overall pick in second round of 2011 NFL Draft

Round 5 – No. 20 (151 overall)
Ahmad Black, SS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Height: 5’10” – Weight: 184 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: Possessing first- or second-round talent, Black has slid down draft boards due to his lack of size and speed. His ability, instinctiveness and football IQ are potentially the best at his position, but evaluators are having a hard time getting over what they consider to be physical limitations. Nevertheless, Black was extremely successful against top-tier competition in the Southeastern Conference and could be equally as impactful if given an opportunity in the NFL. The fear is that he will be exposed at the next level and unable to take advantage of opponents the same way he did in college.

OGGOA REPORT: Gators SS Ahmad Black falls to Tampa Bay at No. 151 overall in fifth round of 2011 NFL Draft

Round 7 – No. 14 (217 overall)
Maurice Hurt, G
Washington Redskins

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 318 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: Facing a number of questionable attributes including his athleticism, overall football IQ and character (stemming from a positive marijuana test at the combine), Hurt was always considered a late third-day pick who had the possibility of going undrafted. He projects as a back-up in the NFL who is a more effective run blocker than pass blocker.

OGGOA REPORT: Florida G Maurice Hurt falls to seventh round of 2011 NFL Draft, picked No. 217 by Washington

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