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When it comes to defensive tackles it's 70% mental and 30% physical. Poe is a workout warrior, nothing more. So was Vernon Gholston and we all know what happened to him...not a single sack in TWO years....32 games....500 plays...

Basically Poe can Bench alot and look agile in the drills. Yet if he is so massively strong why is it that he was routinely pedestrian in one of the softest conferences in the game, that is the question. There are only two possible answers.

When it comes to DT it is 40% athletics, 40% technique, 20% mental and motivation. Poe has the athletic ability in spades. I think he lacks in technique and didn't always play with intensity. But if he wants to be great, he has the ability and can learn the technique. That is why we interview them.

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Amazes me how people are so enamoured with Poe considering his lack of college production. Now I realize that doesn't mean he will be a bust or a career backup, but that's to high of a risk for us to take at 9.

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1. Claiborne

2. a) Poe b ) Brockers c) Cox

3. Kuechly

4. Barron

5. a) Ingram b ) Coples

That's how I rank them

My ranking would be similar, but:

1) Claiborne

2) Brockers, Poe, Cox

3) Coples

4) OT (or if all 4 of the above are gone AND Kalil AND Reiff/Martin aren't viewed as possible near future LTs I guess I'd be ok with Decastro..)

5) Blackmon or Floyd probably

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Amazes me how people are so enamoured with Poe considering his lack of college production. Now I realize that doesn't mean he will be a bust or a career backup, but that's to high of a risk for us to take at 9.

Just be glad nobody here is the GM. ;)

No, we don't actually know anything.

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Poe was impressive at the combine... so was Vernon Gholston.

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for every combine warrior that failed, theres one that succeeded.

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for every combine warrior that failed, theres one that succeeded.

How many people considered Poe a top DT prospect before the combine?

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Jerel Worthy > Poe. At least Worthy proved his worth playing in a division that wasn't complete poo.

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He played on a horrible team on a horrible defense and was the only person with barely over a modicum of talent on that line. I'm not really worried about being statistically pedestrian as long as his other measurables are off the charts.

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Poe scares me because I've heard several analysts say his tape doesn't come anywhere close to matching up with his combine performance. A DT with his physical talents should have dominated in the CUSA and he didn't.

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