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If we want a NT- look no further than Dontari Poe

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If we really want a NT for the future, look no further than Dontari Poe. He is the strongest guy at the combine with 44 reps. He is 6'5" and 350 lbs. He can collapse the pocket and can take on double teams with ease. He is compared to Vince Wilfolk. He could play nose or 3 technique easily and would be our Kris Jenkins.

He is listed as the third best DT in the draft but I think he may end up being the best one in the NFL. He is only a junior and is going to only get better as his body matures and he gets even stronger.

He is projected as best in the 1 technique in the 4-3 but he could also play at the 3 technique as well.

Seems perfect for us especially if we moved down and picked him up around 20. I wouldn't be against taking with 9 though. He could be here for a decade.

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I take it back, I would take him at 9 hands down. He just ran an unofficial 4.87 in the 40. 350 lbs and he just ran a sub 5 second 40?? Seriously????

At this point he may be gone by number 9. Ridiculous.......

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Who would be our UT?

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can he corrupt the pocket though?

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i wish there was some way we could take the better of brockers/cox to play UT and poe as well.

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I am on the Poe train. He offers us so much versatility.

Also, people forgetting Ron Edwards is here. Shirley, Kearse, and McClain would offer amazing depth behind them.

I'm all for it.

I was hoping we could trade back and pick him up in the teens-20s, but I'm starting to think he just combined himself into a much higher pick.
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Damn, Brockers and Still are little kids compared to this guy.

What makes you think he can be here for a decade though? Otah wasn't even here for a week.

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[quote name='IvanTheAwesome']Who would be our UT?[/QUOTE]

He may project more a 3 technique than a 1 technique until he learns better leverage skills so you could plug him in right away. His strength is penetration in a 1 gap system. The knock is that even at his size and strength he needs work on taking on double teams. Remember he is a junior. I would give him reps at 3 technique and start Ron Edwards. In a year or two would move him inside as Edwards gets too old.

Warren Sapp loves him and say all he needs is work on technique.

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Poe is another guy i hoped would slip to us in the second. He is not now. His 350lbs look nothing like Wilfork's. Gotta love Big Vince but he has several lbs around the gut. Poe is leaner and stronger. He will not make it out of the first. On the merits of pure physical gifts he is a HUGE reason i was not aboard the BROCKERs BANDWAGOn.

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[quote name='megadeth078']Damn, Brockers and Still are little kids compared to this guy.

What makes you think he can be here for a decade though? Otah wasn't even here for a week.[/QUOTE]

Look at how athletic he is. He carries his weight very well and is very smooth. He seems to run with no effort. I don't remember injuries being a big issue.

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[quote name='mick eye']Poe is another guy i hoped would slip to us in the second. He is not now. His 350lbs look nothing like Wilfork's. Gotta love Big Vince but he has several lbs around the gut. Poe is leaner and stronger. He will not make it out of the first. On the merits of pure physical gifts he is a HUGE reason i was not aboard the BROCKERs BANDWAGOn.[/QUOTE]

The comparison is more about collapsing the pocket, getting upfield annd holding off double teams versus actual physical appearance.

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Man, fug brockers and his one year of experience. All I needed was one little reason to hop off that overrated bandwagon and this is it. Brockers is much lighter and he ran a 5.37. Screw that. If Brockers doesn't have the size, the physique, the speed, the knowledge, or the experience, what is there to look at? How can he possibly have more potential than Poe? We need to start crossing our fingers guys because we sure as hell weren't the only ones to notice Poe's combine.

Plus Brockers is from LSU and he kinda looks Like Jamarcus Russell. No thanks.

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I think Mayock said there were 5 teams he talked to that he knows already interviewed with Poe. Hope we were one of them.

*looks at our DTs*

We had to be one of them.

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350lbs....44 reps for benchpress....sub 4.9 40 yard dash....WOW

Interested in seeing his cone drill and other drills.

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Bucky Brooks just talked about Dontari Poe and his comparison to Kris Jenkins. If we had Kris Jenkins again i'd probably shit my pants.

Coples in the first, Cox/Brockers in the second. If we picked up a CB/FS in FA I think our defense would look pretty good.

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He is the second coming of KJ (in a good way) i want him at #9.

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Anybody know if he has any injury history? Athletic freak and that big...goodness.

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[quote name='Jesse']Bucky Brooks just talked about Dontari Poe and his comparison to Kris Jenkins. If we had Kris Jenkins again i'd probably poo my pants.

Coples in the first, Cox/Brockers in the second. If we picked up a CB/FS in FA I think our defense would look pretty good.[/QUOTE]
Second coming of Kris Jenkins and you still want to take Coples in the first? Brockers in the second? CB [B]OR [/B]FS ("or" hahahaha because the positions are interchangeable right) in free agency? Our biggest need taken care of in free agency? lol stay away from our draft.

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Memphis vs Marshall Observations

#74 Dontari Poe, DL, Memphis
-Lining up at DT, looks all of his listed 350 pounds.
-Fights off cut block, pursues across the field.
-Doubled, taken out of play. Not super quick off the ball early.
-Running well for a big man, carries his weight very well.
-Diagnoses screen play quickly.
-Sitting out some plays.
-Good pad level, anchors well against the run, allows short gain.
-Drops into coverage, looked very fluid – good change of direction.
-Bull rush, converts into outside move with a decent rip.
-Shedding blocks well, doesn’t let OL latch on.
-Having fits with double teams, getting taken out of play.
[B]-Much better work on double team the next series, pushes both blockers into the pocket.[/B]
-Sheds block, makes tackle on RB.
-Very strong through his lower body, tough to root out.
[B]-Has stayed active the entire game – good motor.[/B]
-Impressive first real look at Poe, much more athletic than we initially thought. With some good coaching, he is going to be an absolute menace at the next level.
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Yea Poe is a beast.


Probably the most impressive 40 at the combine this year for someone his size.

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Poe is a beast! More mature than Brockers (junior). If Marty wants to really earn that check he should bag both (impossible). I think Kirkpatrick with a move up to get Poe would be genius. This is such a deep draft
that a high 2nd is a valued pick, add a player or two or picks and move up to get Poe.

In a copycat league more and more teams will start loading up their D lines with talent like the Giants do. A good front four seems to be the Brady, Brees antidote. They've got a lot less time to pick you apart.

We got Hogan, who should get an opportunity, and Gamble already. Add some beef in the middle and Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy would be better players almost instantly and our secondary has much less time to cover.

This is a deep enough draft that if we made the right moves our interior could be strong for many years to come.

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[quote name='rippadonn']Poe is a beast! More mature than Brockers (junior). If Marty wants to really earn that check he should bag both (impossible). I think Kirkpatrick with a move up to get Poe would be genius. This is such a deep draft
that a high 2nd is a valued pick, add a player or two or picks and move up to get Poe.

In a copycat league more and more teams will start loading up their D lines with talent like the Giants do. A good front four seems to be the Brady, Brees antidote. They've got a lot less time to pick you apart.

We got Hogan, who should get an opportunity, and Gamble already. Add some beef in the middle and Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy would be better players almost instantly and our secondary has much less time to cover.

This is a deep enough draft that if we made the right moves our interior could be strong for many years to come.[/QUOTE]


No more trading away future draft picks! :/

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[quote name='rippadonn']Poe is a beast! More mature than Brockers (junior). If Marty wants to really earn that check he should bag both (impossible). I think Kirkpatrick with a move up to get Poe would be genius. This is such a deep draft
that a high 2nd is a valued pick, add a player or two or picks and move up to get Poe.

In a copycat league more and more teams will start loading up their D lines with talent like the Giants do. A good front four seems to be the Brady, Brees antidote. They've got a lot less time to pick you apart.

We got Hogan, who should get an opportunity, and Gamble already. Add some beef in the middle and Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy would be better players almost instantly and our secondary has much less time to cover.

This is a deep enough draft that if we made the right moves our interior could be strong for many years to come.[/QUOTE]

Problem is the DL isn't our only weakness.

I mean I can't advocate spending 4 of our last 5 picks in the top three rounds on DTs (if possible).

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[quote name='rippadonn']Poe is a beast! More mature than Brockers (junior). If Marty wants to really earn that check he should bag both (impossible). I think Kirkpatrick with a move up to get Poe would be genius. This is such a deep draft
that a high 2nd is a valued pick, add a player or two or picks and move up to get Poe.

In a copycat league more and more teams will start loading up their D lines with talent like the Giants do. A good front four seems to be the Brady, Brees antidote. They've got a lot less time to pick you apart.

We got Hogan, who should get an opportunity, and Gamble already. Add some beef in the middle and Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy would be better players almost instantly and our secondary has much less time to cover.

This is a deep enough draft that if we made the right moves our interior could be strong for many years to come.[/QUOTE]
Meh. Brockers hardly has any reason to be considered a first round pick besides being a DT from a big school. Come April, things are gonna change. We'll be looking for Brockers to fall into the second, while Poe will be pretty much locked-in in the first round. This isn't saying more about Poe than Brockers though. Brockers is just asking to have his draft stock plummet over the next few weeks considering his average size and poo experience.

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Why did someone call him lazy or make a reference to it when they were talking about him? Im starting to buy in, though.

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