What is funny is that you make things up to try and prove a point distorting what I said completely. What I said what that I didn't agree that he was a first round talent and that he didn't bring anything to the table that we didn't already have in David Gettis or could find with Streeter who is a fourth rounder or fifth rounder. I also don't think you can compare a skill position like receiver where every team seems to have a big fast receiver with a 350 lb DT who benched 225 lbs-44 times and ran a 4.87 in the combine. That was only 5 reps short of the all-time record. In fact I can't remember anyone that big running that fast, can you???
But this thread isn't about rehashing Hill who we will not be drafting but about a DT who we could be drafting and is in an area of need. Poe is a junior and he isn't from an elite team nor was he on a very good team. So it is true that he hasn't played against elite competition nor has he had tons of experience. That is why the combine was so important for him. Should we draft him automatically based on just these numbers? It depends on whether you are willing to develop him or not. Will he come in and start? No. Could he develop into a starter and be a big time talent?Possibly maybe even likely. But unlike Hill we don't have a talent anything close to what Poe brings to the table. If Kris Jenkins were still here than I wouldn't want Poe just like since we have Gettis I am not interested in Hill.
For the sake of not hijacking the thread with the Hill debate I will just say that if you think that Gettis who is an inch shorter Hill, jumped 5 inches less in the vertical than Hill, and ran a 4.51 officially at the combine, and jumped 7 inches less in the broad than Hill is the same as Hill who ran a 4.36 officially at 6'4 you are crazy. Hill's combine is only comparable to Calvin Johnson's when you take everything into account (I am not saying he is the next Calvin Johnson just comparing combine numbers).
Gettis had 655 yards and 3 TDs his Senior year at Baylor which runs a spread offense and Hill had nearly 1,000 receiving yards with an offense that runs an option.
The two are not even really that close. In combine numbers or production coming out of college.
And I have said I like Poe but I am always wary of guys with those physical skills that didn't dominate in a smaller conference.
How many sacks did he have last year?? One? Honest question, because ESPN is some times shaky with their defensive stats.
I understand that he had no help but when you are that physically imposing and you play against lesser talent in the trenches it seems you should have better production.