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NFL draft: Chiefs take nose tackle Dontari Poe at No. 11

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Memphis nose tackle goes through drills at the NFL combine.
Memphis nose tackle goes through drills at the NFL combine. (Dave Martin / Associated…)

No. 11 Kansas City Chiefs: DT Dontari Poe, Memphis –- The 346-pound Poe was a tour de force at the scouting combine, when he ran a 4.96-second 40, recorded a 29 1/2-inch vertical leap, and bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times. “I think I’m explosive -- very explosive,” he said before that performance. “That’s probably my biggest strength. Most people think just because I’m big I do nothing but [overpower] you, things like that. I try to use my quickness to my advantage.” The question many scouts have is, where is that potential on tape?

Comment: Risky pick here because this physical freak didn’t really show up on tape. The Chiefs needed to upgrade their run defense.

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