2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft - Pick 11, Kansas City Chiefs

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With their pick, the Buffalo Bills appear to be working to solidify their offensive line, trying to protect Ryan Fitzpatrick after giving him that contract extension last season. With the signing of Mario Williams this offseason, the Bills are looking to take the next step in the AFC East.

As we await the Kansas City Chiefs with the next pick, let's look back at the first ten picks of the draft:

Pick

Team

Player

1

Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck, QB

2

Washington Redskins

Robert Giriffin III, QB

3

Minnesota Vikings

Matt Kalil, OT

4

Cleveland Browns

Trent Richardson, RB

5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Morris Claiborne, CB

6

St. Louis Rams

Justin Blackmon, WR

7

Jacksonville Jaguars

Quinton Coples, DE

8

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill, QB

9

Carolina Panthers

Fletcher Cox, DT

10

Buffalo Bills

Riley Reiff, OT

Currently on the clock are the Kansas City Chiefs:

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
GM: cubman987

Oh, it looks like the pick is in. What perfect timing, given we just introduced the team, and who made the pick...

With the eleventh overall selection, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Height: 6' 4", 346 lbs.

From cubsman987:

The Chiefs will be looking for a replacement at NT in their 3-4 defense, and Dantari Poe would fill that position nicely. Poe had a good college career on a not so good Memphis team, and entered the draft as a probable 2nd round draft pick. Poe's stock skyrocketed after the NFL combine, however, with his very impressive performances in bag drills, bench press, and the 40 yard dash. Listed at 6 foot 4, 346 pounds; Poe recorded times of 4.87 and 4.94 in the 40 yard dash, which demonstrates incredible speed for a defensive tackle of his weight. He also led the combine with 44 reps in the 225 pound bench press. With his size, strength and speed, he has the potential to be a top of the line NT in Romeo Crennel's defense. There may be some concern with Poe's conditioning or a lack of effort, as he did not always deliver dominating performances on a bad Memphis team that didn't play a lot of high caliber opponents. If Crennel and company believe they can get Poe to consistently perform at his best, then his physical tools make him well worth the risk.

From Walter Football:

Projected Round (2012): Top 25.
3/13/12: Over the last month, Poe is on the short list of players who has improved their stock the most. He had a dominant Combine, with an astounding 40 time for such a heavy tackle. Poe led the Combine in the bench press along with showing rare movement skills in the field drills. He had a truly unique performance that caused big headlines.

Poe moved his stock into the top 20 and possibly the top 10 with his Combine performance. Some teams may prefer other first-round tackles because of scheme fits, but he shouldn't get out of the top-25 picks.

The biggest issue for Poe and his draft stock is a lack of production. With his power and athleticism, one would think he would have posted more numbers with a bigger impact, especially at his level of competition.

In 2011, Poe totaled 33 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble. He did not play very well against Mississippi State in the first game of the season and closed out the year without a tackle for a loss in the last four games. Poe's best game came against SMU when he registered a sack-fumble and three tackles.

Poe is a space eater who takes on multiple blocks. Even when his pad level is off, he is hard to move at the line of scrimmage. Poe pursues plays extremely well.

8/28/11: Dontari Poe is a massive defensive lineman who could be a 3-4 nose tackle at the next level. He is a powerful force at the line of scrimmage that offensive linemen struggle to move. Poe recorded 41 tackles and with 6.5 tackles for a loss last season. He got a good amount of playing time as a freshman. If Poe has a strong season, he could enter the draft as their is usually a limited amount of true nose tackles in each draft class.
The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock.
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