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


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#1 panthers55

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

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.

Edited by panthers55, 27 February 2012 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

Who would be our UT?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

can he corrupt the pocket though?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

Who would be our UT?


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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

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.


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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

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.


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

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

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.

Edited by megadeth078, 27 February 2012 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

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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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

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.


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