Chiefs go with Dontari Poe
April, 26, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
James Lang/US PresswireDontari Poe has some question marks but could fill a major need for the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs went for their biggest need and ended any thought that Dontari Poe would fall down the draft board in one decision, taking the Memphis nose tackle with the No. 11 overall pick.
The Chiefs bypassed Mississippi State defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and Stanford guard David DeCastro to take Poe.
In terms of sheer talent, Poe was the right pick. But there is concern that he doesn’t play up to his immense measurables. Poe showed stunning speed and strength at the combine at 6-foot-3, 345 pounds. However, his game film was not strong against marginal college competition.
Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli is big on production, so this pick is a bit surprising. However, if Poe does play well, it’s a major score. Nose tackle was really the last hole in Kansas City.
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