Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 2/27/12
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 replacement. They need to get better up front. Perhaps Memphis monster Dontari Poe is an option. The 350-pounder ran a blistering 4.87 40-yard-dash today, a staggering time for a fatty. While inconsistent at times — like most college interior defensive tackles — Poe is a beast when he plays. Perhaps he could sneak late into the first round. On the other hand, fast-rising LSU DL Michael Brockers may see his stock fall. Brockers was supposed to be a athletic, but his 5.3 40 is unbelievably slow. That stings. With off-and-on film, one wonders about him. The rest of the DL 40 times are here. (more…)
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