Dontari Poe

Dontari Poe Visits Panthers, Chiefs, Eagles And Others

Dontari Poe is expected to be a first round pick in Apri's NFL draft.

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Dontari Poe Visits With Panthers, Eagles And Chiefs

The 2012 NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away. One of the top prospects drawing a lot of attention prior to the draft is former Memphis Tigers defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who is expected to be one of the elite defensive linemen in this year's crop of draftees.


Related: Dontari Poe Impresses At 2012 Combine

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Poe has already met with several NFL teams who wanted to get a chance to spend some one-on-one time with the player. Poe opted to stand by his exemplary numbers in the 2012 NFL Combine rather than participate at Memphis' pro day on March 22. It appears he is correct in that no further demonstration of his ability is needed, as he has had meetings with the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Panthers hold the No. 9 overall pick in the draft. It is possible they could snatch up Poe before any other teams have a chance.


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Dontari Poe Is Having A Good NFL Combine

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is a potential first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but just how high he'll go is the question. Poe has done nothing in the 2012 NFL Combine to hurt his draft stock testing out very well in almost all of the drills. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 346-pound defensive lineman put up 44 reps of 225 pounds at the combine, the most out of any other player.

Not only did Poe display his upper body strength, but he showed just how nimble he could be at 346 pounds running a 4.98 unofficial 40-yard dash time. So, not only could the man lift a lot of weight often, he could also move rather quickly. There is some talk a team like the Kansas City Chiefs could consider Poe as high as No. 11 in the draft to fill their need at the nose tackle position. With Poe's athleticism, however, he's not just limited to being a nose tackle and has drawn comparisons to Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata.

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Dontari Poe's Bench Press Leaves Him As NFL Combine's Strongest Player

The NFL Combine has some awards inside the workouts, but they're just pride awards. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe walked away with one of those awards, as he put up 44 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, leaving the NFL Combine as the "strongest man." Poe treated it like a competition too, "I'm doing everything," Poe said at the Combine. "It's just competition. I like it. I like it all. I've been working out for it and just thought it'd be a good idea to do it all."

Michigan center David Molk, who came up right behind Poe with 41 reps, said before the combine he planned to beat Stephen Paea's record from last year, which still stands at 49. BYU nose tackle Loni Fangupo was the next closest to the top two with 36 reps.

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Dontari Poe, NFL Draft 2012: Memphis Nose Tackle Heads To Draft Early

Memphis Tigers nose tackle Dontari Poe left school early to enter the 2012 NFL draft as one of the top nose tackle prospects.

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