Found February 27, 2012 on
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alabama Crimson Tide
With over $60 million in salary cap space and needs all over the roster, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to seriously consider drafting Memphis DL Dontari Poe with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Several NFL mock drafts have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting either Alabama RB Trent Richardson or LSU CB Morris Claiborne with the number five pick overall, but after the performance this morning of Dontari Poe, he needs to be considered by the Buccaneers.
At 6’3″ 1/2, an astounding 346 pounds, Poe bench pressed 225 pounds 44 times, the most in this year’s combine. Remarkable enough, but the freakish athletic ability didn’t stop there. An unofficial 40-time of 4.87 and then 4.94, but even more impressive was the 10-yard split time, 1.70 and 1.68 in his second run. Poe’s 10-yard split time equaled what linebackers ran last year at the Combine. Just for good measure, Poe added a 29.5 inch vertical jump.
The case can be made that the Buccaneers have spent the first...
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In their draft meetings before the NFL scouting combine, the Broncos discussed Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe a lot.
The above video shows Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe running faster than should be humanly possible for a man of his size. In fact, it’s amazing.
Poe entered this week’s NFL Scouting Combine as a probable first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Poe is expected to become a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense and was considered one of the top five defensive tackles in this draft...
By Christina Rivers
When Dontari Poe (defensive tackle) out of Memphis bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times on Sunday at the 2012 NFL Combine, he had a lot of eyes on him. Five reps short of the all-time record set by Stephen Paea proved that Poe is strong. It was his unofficial 4.87 first-attempt in the 40 that had phones ringing, and he followed it with a 4.94. Poe can bench-press...
Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe absolutely blew up the Scouting Combine. He was hand timed as fast as 4.87 in the forty-yard dash at 6-foot-4 and 346 pounds. He led every player invited to Indianapolis with 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press. But can Poe play football, or is he just a workout warrior?…
Robert Griffin III may have won the press conference. Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe could be winning the Combine on the field. The 350-pounder has put together a crazy combination of size and strength at Lucas Oil Field. The Memphis product put up 44 reps at 225 pounds, which was the most of any player at…
Just a week ago Dontari Poe, the nose tackle from Memphis, was being mocked to the Colts at the start of the second round. After he posted incredible combine numbers, however, Poe is now being touted as a mid-first round draft pick. Steelers fans are hoping to trade up for Poe when just a week ago t Continue
The Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe had a great combine. What are the chances of the Cowboys drafting him in the first round? Would they pass on him because of Ratliff?
Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is the strongest player at the Scouting Combine. Poe put up 44 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press, making him the strongest player at any position. Poe’s mark tops Michigan center David Molk by three reps. Prior to the Combine, Mike Mayock ranked Poe as the third-best defensive…
The Pittsburgh Steelers most certainly will be in the market for a young nose tackle in the upcoming 2012 NFL draft and all eyes have been on Memphis Tigers junior nose tackle Dontari Poe for some time now. On Saturday, the defensive linemen were center stage at the 2012 NFL combine in Indianapolis and Poe is already playing up to the Steelers during his interview with the media...
Dontari Poe likely jumped up the Panthers' draft board – as well as those of every other team needing defensive line help – with an impressive combine performance that showed off the Memphis defensive tackle's enticing blend of speed and power.
After Poe did a combine-best 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press Sunday, he followed that up Monday by running the 40-yard dash...
The interview portion of the NFL Combine is over, and reporters are mostly back from Indianapolis. But it’s far from finished. The defensive lineman ran their 40-yard-dashes today, and they are participated in other drills, too. Defensive backs are tomorrow.
The Patriots may be looking for defensive line help, even if they are more than a year away from trying to find Vince Wilfork’s...