2011 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 19

Our annual 2011 NFL Mock Draft, with picks made by each of SB Nation's NFL team bloggers, is in full swing. The latest pick in to the podium: the New York Giants, at No. 19 overall.

With the 19th overall pick in the 2011 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the New York Giants select Mike Pouncey, guard/center, Florida.

Ed Valentine of BigBlueView.com explains the choice, and our own Dan Kadar reacts to it, after the jump. Make sure you're grading this pick for the Giants, and checking out Big Blue View for all of your Giants needs.

Ed Valentine explains: In our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft, I took Akeem Ayers, the linebacker from UCLA, with the caveat that Pouncey would have been the pick if he was available. I love Ayers here considering how well he fits the Giants defense, but I am not going back on that statement. Pouncey is a perfect pick for the Giants here, almost like two picks in one. The Giants have injury and age concerns with both center Shaun O'Hara and guard Rich Seubert heading into the 2011 season, and Pouncey covers them in both slots. I know some people wonder if Pouncey is really a center, but if Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty can make Adam Koets into an adequate center, he can make Pouncey into a star.

The Giants need at left tackle is not as great as some people think. They still have 2009 second-round pick Will Beatty, and he should be ready to take over. They can fill the linebacker slot in round two or three, as there should be plenty of players to choose from.

Dan Kadar reacts: For some reason, people don't think Mike Pouncey can be as good as his brother Maurkice. While Mike is a more natural guard than center, he started to develop in the middle as the 2010 season progressed. His rough-and-tumble playing style would fit the Giants' line scheme perfectly. While I disagree about the Giants not having a big need at left tackle, Pouncey would help improve their interior immediately. [Mike Pouncey Scouting Report]

With that, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - and our friends at Bucs Nation - are now on the clock.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
9 Aldon Smith DE Missouri scouting report
13 Justin Houston OLB Georgia scouting report
14 Stephen Paea DT Oregon State scouting report
15 Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois scouting report
16 Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State scouting report

2011 SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft - RESULTS

Rd. No. Team Player Pos. College Link
1 1 Carolina Panthers Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri story
2 Denver Broncos Von Miller OLB Texas A&M story
3 Buffalo Bills Patrick Peterson CB LSU story
4 Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green WR Georgia story
5 Arizona Cardinals Cam Newton QB Auburn story
6 Cleveland Browns Marcell Dareus DT Alabama story
7 San Francisco 49ers Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska story
8 Tennessee Titans Nick Fairley DT Auburn story
9 Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith OT USC story
10 Washington Redskins Robert Quinn DE North Carolina story
11 Houston Texans Julio Jones WR Alabama story
12 Minnesota Vikings J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin story
13 Detroit Lions Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson story
14 St. Louis Rams Corey Liuget DT Illinois story
15 Miami Dolphins Mark Ingram RB Alabama story
16 Jacksonville Jaguars Christian Ponder QB Florida State story
17 New England Patriots Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin story
18 San Diego Chargers Cameron Jordan DE California story
19 New York Giants Mike Pouncey G/C Florida
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21 Kansas City Chiefs
22 Indianapolis Colts
23 Philadelphia Eagles
24 New Orleans Saints
25 Seattle Seahawks
26 Baltimore Ravens
27 Atlanta Falcons
28 New England Patriots
29 Chicago Bears
30 New York Jets
31 Pittsburgh Steelers
32 Green Bay Packers
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