Three-year starter who earned Third Team All-American honors in 2016, making 11 starts at center and one at right tackle. Named Second Team All-SEC in 2015 after starting all 12 games at center. Started nine games at right guard in 2014, making three appearances at center when starter Elliott Porter was injured. Started once at center as a true freshman in place of Porter.
Tall college center with an inconsistent game. Stays square, keeps his head on a swivel and effectively seals defenders from the action. Works to bend his knees, has enough strength to turn defenders from the action and is quick out to the second level. Effective with the shotgun snap. Terrific leader on the offensive line.
Does not play with a nasty attitude. Late and lazy with his hands. Does too much catching and clutching of opponents. Lacks the dominant base and gets pushed back into the pocket.
There are a variety of opinions on Pocic as to his next-level potential and the position he’ll play. His size and growth potential lend us to believe he’s best at right tackle, but he must pick up the intensity and improve his game on every level to make it with the first team on Sundays.